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    Since the Olympic qualifying period is opening back up in a few days and because I don't remember if anyone posted this already, here is the World Athletics potential Oly qualifiers list.
    https://www.worldathletics.org/stats...oad-to/7132391
    Here is hoping there is enough of a season to have a decent chance for people to qualify.

  • #2
    Saw that there'll be a hi-qual Multi in a couple weeks with Mayer and KJT, to get in an early mark.

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    • #3
      for Mayer it's get a mark, period.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gh View Post
        for Mayer it's get a mark, period.
        There's lots of people in that boat, and there will be other chances - no need to get anxious!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Atticus View Post
          There's lots of people in that boat, and there will be other chances - no need to get anxious!
          True, but it is nice to get it out of the way!

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          • #6
            getting a dec "out of the way" is a tad more complex than most other events

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gh View Post
              getting a dec "out of the way" is a tad more complex than most other events
              Absolutely - which is why you do one now, another in early March and then Gotzis at the end of May as a perfect final tune-up.

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              • #8
                4 decathlons in 8 months? I think not in the modern world (even without C19 considerations)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gh View Post
                  4 decathlons in 8 months? I think not in the modern world (even without C19 considerations)
                  Three in a season is the elite norm, but if you're going to do one in Dec, then yeah, 4. There's lots to be learned (about one's preparations) in actually doing one every couple of months.
                  If everything is going great, you can always skip the 2nd or 3rd, but the reality is, there's always more input needed to assess one's progress (esp. now).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                    Three in a season is the elite norm, but if you're going to do one in Dec, then yeah, 4. There's lots to be learned (about one's preparations) in actually doing one every couple of months.
                    If everything is going great, you can always skip the 2nd or 3rd, but the reality is, there's always more input needed to assess one's progress (esp. now).
                    Three in a season is a norm for most of the athletes, but two is the utmost that Mayer has been allowing himself to do for years. That's why he's so eager to get the mark now and not to think of a back-up plan in march or later. In a sense, the postponement of the OG is a blessing in disguise for him, as he had planned to qualify in April in the US, so nearly 4 months of "recovery" vs 7 now.

                    The line-up for this meet is quite unclear at the moment but Maicel Uibo, Axel Hubert (the 2020 best performer and one of the Dec breakthrough athlete) and Ruben Gado are confirmed as far as I know. Two German athletes were blocked by their federation. I wouldn't be surprised to see either Cedric Dubler or Ashley Moloney but no information on that matter.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ZazaShoya View Post
                      so nearly 4 months of "recovery" vs 7 now.
                      He knows what he's doing, but that's a recipe for disaster (and sheer boredom) for 'normal' multi-athletes.
                      The recovery isn't that dire. It's mostly just the weeks of quality training missed in the lead-up (rest) and post-comp (soreness).
                      On the other hand, Mayer must be super-wary of getting injured again.
                      Last edited by Atticus; 11-29-2020, 11:51 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                        He knows what he's doing, but that's a recipe for disaster (and sheer boredom) for 'normal' multi-athletes.
                        The recovery isn't that dire. It's mostly just the weeks of quality training missed in the lead-up (rest) and post-comp (soreness).
                        On the other hand, Mayer must be super-wary of getting injured again.
                        Sure, but he's got a special approach of the multi-events. The main thing motivating him is the will to better himself physically and technically to improve each and every event (except for the 1500), that's why he keeps saying that he is fond of the training per se.
                        He does see the complete Dec as a very harsh and demanding task, so the less the better (no more than 2 a year). On the other hand, he's not shy of competing, but rather two or three events a day, that's why he's been campaigning for the inclusion of a triathlon in DL meets ; therefore I don't reckon this strategy would get him bored, others would for sure.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ZazaShoya View Post
                          he is fond of the training.
                          That seemed to be the key to Trey Hardee's excellence. He loved making practice into mini-comps where he was always out to win.

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                          • #14
                            I went back and glanced at this. Still hoping against hope that an Olympics somehow happens this year. Anyone know how old performances "time out" given the big hole in things from last year. Does that period of time simply not count?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by donley2 View Post
                              I went back and glanced at this. Still hoping against hope that an Olympics somehow happens this year. Anyone know how old performances "time out" given the big hole in things from last year. Does that period of time simply not count?
                              I think the original start date for each of the qualifying periods remains the same but the way it has worked out, athletes will have 3 or 4 months longer than they would have originally had to achieve the standards.

                              Taken from the Qualification System document at https://media.aws.iaaf.org/competiti...5a782e3a78.pdf ...

                              Qualification Standards Period:
                              • Marathon and 50km Race Walk: from 1 January 2019 to 5 April 2020 and from 1 December 2020 to 31 May 2021
                              • 10,000m, 20km Race Walk and Combined Events: from 1 January 2019 to 5 April 2020 and from 1 December 2020 to 29 June 2021
                              • All other events: from 30 June 2019 to 5 April 2020 and from 1 December 2020 to 29 June 2021
                              World Ranking Period only applicable for Tokyo 2020 Qualification System
                              Due to the exceptional situation of Tokyo 2020, the window for the validity of the Performances Scores for World Athletics World Rankings will be as follows:
                              • Marathon and 50km Race Walk: from 1 December 2018 to 5 April 2020 and from 1 December 2020 to 31 May 2021
                              • 10,000m, 20km Race Walk and Combined Events: from 1 January 2019 to 5 April 2020 and from 1 December 2020 to 29 June 2021
                              • All other events: from 30 June 2019 to 5 April 2020 and from 1 December 2020 to 29 June 2021
                              To be noted that, regardless of their date, the last Area Championships will always count towards the World Athletics World Rankings (if among the athlete’s best five (5) performance scores).The Area Championships events count towards the ranking regardless of the date of the event. However, in case an athlete has already accumulated five (5) performance scores that are better than the results at the Area Championships then the result will not count towards the World Athletics World Rankings.

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