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  • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
    Yesterday was what, the 6th time Little was beaten by Bol this season? It's time for Little to switch to the flat 400m or fix her technique. That flailing arms hurdling style doesn't cut it at this level.
    It was time for that switch long before now.

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    • It was a great (or great-great) meet at the top end, with highlights galore.

      But in looking at the overall results my gut reaction is that top to bottom this was one of the weakest DL Finals ever, with many-many medalists MIA.

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      • Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
        I'm also getting a bit tired of seeing all these athletes flopping all over the ground. It seems to be a new thing.
        yeah, especially distance races...you would think they all had never run that far/hard in their lives.

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        • Nice to see Devon Allen get a big win.

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          • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post

            There are companies (not just in BVI and tax havens) that will lease you a virtual or part-time office for under $100/month, where they'll provide you with a business address in their building and receive your mail, and you can rent out a cubicle or conference room by the hour if you need to meet a client face-to-face.

            That's how one small building with 20 rooms can host the addresses of 500 businesses. Many self-employed people and small businesses who don't need a full-time physical office will use a place like that so they don't have to use their home address.
            This one is in Cayman Islands.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugland_House

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            • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
              What about McLaughlin, SMU and Gardiner? They 'disappeared'. Or were they just tired of training and racing?
              Seriously they Gardiner did run after the Olympics I believe plus they other 2 had to travel back from the US and Bahamas. .Jacob’s had several meets close by on his continent with ample time to rest. He didn’t even have to run in Eugene. So he had like almost 2 weeks off before his first race back in Europe.

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              • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                This one is in Cayman Islands.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugland_House
                Clicked on a link at the bottom of the page and discovered that the Corporation Trust Center Building at 1209 North Orange Street in Wilmington, Delaware, is "the registered agent address of at least 285,000 separate American and foreign businesses who operate or trade in the United States."

                Their mailman has to have an aching back!

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                • One thing that yesterday made clear is that Hassan has no answer for Kipyegon.

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                  • Originally posted by Jaguarclaws View Post

                    Seriously they Gardiner did run after the Olympics I believe plus they other 2 had to travel back from the US and Bahamas. .Jacob’s had several meets close by on his continent with ample time to rest. He didn’t even have to run in Eugene. So he had like almost 2 weeks off before his first race back in Europe.
                    let's drop this line of thinking please

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                    • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                      One thing that yesterday made clear is that Hassan has no answer for Kipyegon.
                      And she gave it her all. That was one heck of a race.
                      You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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                      • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                        What about McLaughlin, SMU and Gardiner? They 'disappeared'. Or were they just tired of training and racing?
                        I guess we all knew what SMU and McLaughlin are capable of. They performed well over the last year(s). McLaughlin showed already in the Trials that she‘s in good form this season.
                        Jacobs literally just came out of nowhere. No one expected him to win.

                        But Gardiner? Didn‘t he run the the 200m in Lausanne?

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                        • Originally posted by gh View Post
                          It was a great (or great-great) meet at the top end, with highlights galore.

                          But in looking at the overall results my gut reaction is that top to bottom this was one of the weakest DL Finals ever, with many-many medalists MIA.
                          One factor was probably that this was the first year the DL final was over a month after the end of the Global Championships in the same year, therefore a longer extension of the season.

                          2011 - Daegu ended Sep 4th (Zurich, Sep 8th + Brussels, Sep 16th)
                          2012 - London ended Aug 12th (Zurich, Aug 30th + Brussels, Sep 7th)
                          2013 - Moscow ended Aug 18th (Zurich, Aug 29th + Brussels Sep 6th)
                          2015 - Beijing ended Aug 30th (Zurich, Sep 3rd + Brussels, Sep 11th)
                          2016 - Rio ended Aug 21(Zurich, Sep 1st + Brussels, Sep 9th)
                          2017 - London ended Aug 13th (Zurich, Aug 24th + Brussels, Sep 1st)
                          2019 - Doha started Sep 27th (Zurich, Aug 29th + Brussels Sep 6th)
                          2021 - Tokyo ended Aug 8 (Zurich, Sep 9th)

                          So even in 2019 with worlds in October, it was still closer to the DL final than this year was. (Note Brussels was not a DL final this year). And with an early World's next year, probably an excuse to just shut things down.
                          Last edited by ATK; 09-11-2021, 03:11 AM.

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                          • Originally posted by TrackFanSUI View Post
                            Jacobs literally just came out of nowhere. No one expected him to win.
                            It's true that the majority probably didn't expect him to win, but entering Tokyo, he ran 9.95, 9.99 and beat Bromell, De Grasse and Kerley in Monaco. So literally coming out of nowhere is a stretch in hindsight.

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                            • Originally posted by smj View Post
                              I do think it would be nice to see something like cycling where the world champion wears a distinctive jersey all year while they are reigning champ. Champs also wear rainbow stripes on their jersey sleeves for the rest of their career. Similarly national champions wear their national champ jersey while they are reigning champs. It breaks up the parade of trade team kit and for T&F would give a break from races full of the same Nike kit.
                              Nike kind of does this; see Hassan's kit in Zurich. It would be nice if each sponsor had special kit for their reigning world champions. Another idea is that the current leader in the DL standings could have a special vest from their sponsor to indicate their DL status or even world ranking. Probably not very useful in the field events, but cool for the events on the track.

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                              • Originally posted by Jaguarclaws View Post

                                Seriously they Gardiner did run after the Olympics I believe plus they other 2 had to travel back from the US and Bahamas. .Jacob’s had several meets close by on his continent with ample time to rest. He didn’t even have to run in Eugene. So he had like almost 2 weeks off before his first race back in Europe.
                                Athletes do not have to run just because you want them to. The pinnacle for Jacobs, McLaughlin and Miller-Uibo was Tokyo. After Tokyo they had nothing to prove, certainly not to someone who appears intent on trying to imply something "dark" about Jacobs, but conveniently comes up with excuses to make the same implications about McLaughlin and SMU.

                                For example, McLaughlin was in New Jersey. Could have easily have flown to Europe just like many California based athletes did. She didn't because, for whatever reason ,she didn't want to. And the same for Jacobs.

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