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  • should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF event

    what do you think

  • #2
    Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

    No

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    • #3
      Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

      no. but it should be run a few times every year. Good for 200 and 400 runners who just want to test themselves (and get paid for quality times. It's an MJ record that might go first.)And for women, it's a soft one - if a meet wants a possible WR to get fans in the seats, why not..

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      • #4
        Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

        I agree with Mark here, but still, alltime 300race,
        Michael Johnson, Tommie Smith, Herb McKenley, Henry Carr, Kirk Babtiste, Glen Davis and George Rhoden.

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        • #5
          Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

          interesting - MJ and Smith - who woulda been fastest? (Or McKenley?Carr?etc.) An event that should be held only for (well-paid)record attempts

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          • #6
            Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

            I don't think it's an event that you would stick in the world champs or Olympics, but hey figure Marion vs Ana in a wr attempt would rate well....

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            • #7
              Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

              Yes! Even if it was only run a couple times a year, it would enliven the overall program and allow for interesting match-ups. I'm also for more 1000s, and a few 600s very now and then.

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              • #8
                Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

                ..."every" now and then...

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                • #9
                  Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

                  <Marion vs Ana in a wr attempt would rate well....>

                  I don't think Ana would have a chance.
                  "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                  by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                  • #10
                    Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

                    IT IS IN A WAY.THERES THE OUTDOOR RECORD//THE INDOOR RECORD//+TERRON WRIGHTS 300yds.blaster29.

                    its the 800 version of the indoor 500meters/600yds.
                    this year it is a milrose games event.should be fun.

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                    • #11
                      Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

                      300 did used to be a WR event: IAAF made the right decision in removing it from the list. They should do the same with the 1000 and 2000 now.

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                      • #12
                        Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

                        While it may not deserve "official" World Record status, the 300m would be an interesting event to feature in early season meets where you could bring together both 400m and 200m runner while giving each the excuse that its "early in the season" and its "not my event".

                        It would give both a good way to test the waters in a new event which will likely help their main event (speed for 400m guys and stamina for 200m guys.)

                        I agree, no official WR but may be useful to some meets as "something different" to help market their meet.

                        I also agree with GH that since 5:00 was broken in the 2000m it has lost its meaning as a race. 5k runners and milers still have the 3k as a mutual meeting ground.

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                        • #13
                          Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

                          Blasphemy! The 1000 and 2000 should NOT be dumped from the official record lists. What purpose would be served by doing so? Heck, for that matter, why not reduce the official record lists to just the 100, 1500, and marathon? After all, who really gives a hoot about any of the rest? It would make for a far shorter list of boring numbers to remember...

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                          • #14
                            Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

                            >IT IS IN A WAY.THERES THE OUTDOOR RECORD//THE INDOOR RECORD//+TERRON WRIGHTS
                            >300yds.blaster29.

                            its the 800 version of the indoor 500meters/600yds.
                            this
                            >year it is a milrose games event.should be fun.>>

                            Running a 300 at Millrose is one of the stupider ideas in recent years. That track is so tight that you can't even run a decent 400 on it. Somebody's got rocks in their heads.

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                            • #15
                              Re: should the 300 meter event be ratified as an IAAF even

                              "300 did used to be a WR event: IAAF made the right decision in removing it from the list. They should do the same with the 1000 and 2000 now."

                              Yes and they should just do everything possible to shift attention AWAY from world records, unless they like making dinner from a shitty recipe every night. Several months back someone (Tafnut? not sure) mentioned keeping the focus on seasonal bests, a great way to start.

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