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  • #76
    Why isn't Holloway not the world record holder in the 110?

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    • #77
      Originally posted by beebee View Post
      Why isn't Holloway not the world record holder in the 110?
      He ran 12.81 a year and a half ago, but he has a tendency to get too close to the hurdles as he approaches the 7th or 8th hurdle. The sooner he is forced to chop to keep a safe distance, guys like Parchment can take advantage.

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      • #78
        Wonder what is wrong with H. Kessler (4:10 today)...didn't watch the meet!

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        • #79
          Originally posted by SoCal45 View Post
          Wonder what is wrong with H. Kessler (4:10 today)...didn't watch the meet!
          He's not at that level yet. He's only ever run 3:57 indoors.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by SoCal45 View Post
            Wonder what is wrong with H. Kessler (4:10 today)...didn't watch the meet!
            It was 4:05.01, but still not where he should be.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by proofs in the pudd'in View Post

              Did not realize how high of a voice she has - was taken back a little.
              Lol its funny how there are so many track athletes we root for and we dont even know what they sound like. First time I heard Caster Semenya I jumped back from the tv in shock. While I didnt have as dramatic a reaction to Bols voice I was taken by surprise. Her voice sounded like a child cartoon character.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by DET59 View Post

                I went back and looked at the video of Kratochvilova's record, she came by the 600 at around 1:25 (and then ran the greatest final 200 ever). Mu passed 600 in 1:24.4 in her AR. Johnny Gray ran 1:12.81 on the men's side, about 1.5 seconds faster than Rudisha's 600 split when re ran 1:40.91... it seems like the indoor 600 is a bit "soft" at 1:23.4/1:12.8 ?

                Gray's world best was done outdoors. Men's indoor world best of 1:13.77 is by Brazier. I don't think the men's outdoor mark is soft. Rudisha tried twice and didn't get it.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Peter Michaelson View Post

                  Gray's world best was done outdoors. Men's indoor world best of 1:13.77 is by Brazier. I don't think the men's outdoor mark is soft. Rudisha tried twice and didn't get it.
                  speaking of Brazier, has he retired?

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by fasttrak85 View Post

                    Lol its funny how there are so many track athletes we root for and we dont even know what they sound like. First time I heard Caster Semenya I jumped back from the tv in shock. While I didnt have as dramatic a reaction to Bols voice I was taken by surprise. Her voice sounded like a child cartoon character.
                    That is not Bol's typical voice. Her voice becomes extremely high pitched immediately after she runs. I nearly mentioned it here last night, as a heads up because it was certain to play out this way if she was interviewed by Lewis Johnson immediately after the race, especially since she had to deal with an extra 100 meters. Frankly I'm kicking myself for not mentioning it and I don't remember why I got sidetracked. I always like to be aware of, and tip, the situational influence.

                    This became a big deal in Tokyo. Lots of people who weren't aware of the tendency had a similar reaction after Bol was interviewed following her bronze medal at 400 hurdles. The comments under related YouTube videos were the same thing, with some people exclaiming dismay at the cartoon voice while others were saying it's always higher pitched after a race.

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                    • #85
                      Many of those fields were weaker than I expected. I guess some runners dropped out. Given Sydney's stature they probably should have made the women's 60 a straight final. Nobody would have much cared how she fared. It would have given Lewis Johnson the opportunity to interview Sydney alongside the winner, with spotlight on Sydney's plans for this season.

                      Not that I wouldn't have cringed at her opening words of the response.

                      I thought Lyles was the highlight, especially his jubilance and overboard reaction toward what 6.51 means toward outdoor record chase. He definitely high kneed into top gear considerably earlier than I've ever seen from him indoors.

                      Bol was very fortunate that Lisanne De Witte was given the lane immediately inside her. Lisanne starts slowly, as I emphasized here. It might have been a different situation at the junction if Janieve Russell had been in lane 5 instead of 4.

                      I thought Bol was a bit too cautious early. After thinking about it last night the ideal 400 time would have been 51.2. Instead I saw Meuwly tweet that she went through in 51.41.

                      That crowd seemed almost the equal of Eugene. Maybe New Balance needs to build an outdoor version somewhere in that area. That's probably a dumb idea but I have no confidence in Eugene attendance this September or going forward.

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                      • #86
                        Here is a short interview with Bol from a year ago. This is what her normal voice sounds like. High pitched but nothing like the version immediately following a race:

                        European Athletics Women’s Rising Star for 2021 Femke Bol is looking forward to her first European Championships at Munich 2022. She spoke to us at the Golde...

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                        • #87
                          For those of us on other continents, WA did a great job with their live cast. Does anyone have any feedback or observations on this new facility having the "fastest track in the world."? It sure looks nice on TV, though a little too "New Balancy" for my tastes. And I wear New Balance grand dad shoes almost daily (haven't graduated to velcro yet).

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                          • #88
                            I see the voice topic showing up on one track forum after another. I guess it's because Bol hasn't been interviewed frequently -- if ever -- on American television after a race, since she's been 2nd or 3rd in those marquee races. Consequently not many people realize her post-race voice is markedly different than her typical speaking voice.

                            Here is a more direct comparison, an interview from Saturday after the meet ended: https://www.youtube.com/live/jmjOuRP...re=share&t=300

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                            • #89
                              The target splits were discussed in this thread on Friday. Bol said in this interview that her numbers were 24.7 and 51.8. Entering the last 100 she thought she was behind the pace and had taken it out too slowly. She was worried her coach might get mad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc8gihrhCxw

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                              • #90
                                I'm impressed by Noah Lyles' 6"51 for a non 60m specialist.

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