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  • eldrick
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    some background please - age, 5k american record, 5k wr, 10k american record, 10k wr, significance of 20'57, american record, wr, etc

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  • MJR
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    One More Am Jr Record

    Trevor Barron walked 5000m in 20:54 this morning the Mt Sac Relays, while on his way to 10000m. This betters the 20:57.16 by Ben Shorey from 2002. He should completely rewrite the US record books before he turns 20.

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  • MJR
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    Its not a question of non-believers. It is a question of dealing with those who insult and ridicule. They have a very tangible effect on the ability to attract the interest of future athletes into the event and therefore are a direct reason for the lack of progress in developing top perfomers. Indifference is fine, but ignorance and fear are unacceptable diseases when the ignorant and fearful are allowed to spread their filth unchecked upon the masses.

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  • lonewolf
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    I don't care if others want to race walk or if the rules are kinda restrictive. I tried it and it is un-necessarily exhausting. I found I could jog faster with less effort.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by MJR
    Oh dear god, this is the type of childish ignorance usually relegated to Letsrun or Dyestat. All events are arbitrary in their rules. Why would someone ever TJ under the rules either?
    Why on earth do you even care what we non-believers think??!! How does that decrease YOUR joy in the event? As I said above, you are free to think whatever you wish about the wHT. I'll even understand your lack of interest. You can even make fun of it. You may ridicule, scorn and show disdain. Won't bother me a whit.

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  • kuha
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    Originally posted by MJR
    Oh dear god, this is the type of childish ignorance usually relegated to Letsrun or Dyestat. All events are arbitrary in their rules. Why would someone ever TJ under the rules either?
    Everything by that definition is "arbitrary." Why does "dog" refer to a furry animal with 4 legs rather than one with a feathers and wings? It's purely arbitrary, or to be more precise, a matter of definition and convention. All events have defined parameters--otherwise, they wouldn't be "events" at all! It's just that the very definition of walking seems--to many, both children and adults alike--to be inane. You're free to snicker and chortle by the side of the triple jump runway, but you'll probably not have much company.

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  • MJR
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    Oh dear god, this is the type of childish ignorance usually relegated to Letsrun or Dyestat. All events are arbitrary in their rules. Why would someone ever TJ under the rules either?

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by Powell
    Originally posted by Conor Dary
    I agree that there is no anti-walk group here. I think most people here are like me: Just ignore it.
    Really? So how did words 'disdain' and 'ridiculous' enter your posts below that one? :?
    It is similar to the difference in uninterested and disinterested.

    Whether the walks come or go really doesn't matter to me. If their presence keeps some people happy, fine.

    But the walks are a ridiculous artificial event.

    Going from A to B as fast as you can while keeping one leg straight, seems pretty silly, not to mention keeping one foot on the ground, which no one does anymore.

    Why not races where you have to keep your arms straight out at your sides?

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by kuha
    The subject of "the place of racewalking in track and field" is not without interest. Racewalking itself, for me, is without interest.
    And I think that is the attitude of the overwhelming majority. Racewalking has its place, and just because most of us have no interest in it, does not mean we begrudge anyone else their enjoyment of it. There's lots of people interested in needlepoint or insect collecting too - yay for them. There's certainly no animosity, just indifference. I like the women's hammer; not many others do. My answer to people who show no interest in the wHT is . . . that's fine; it does not diminish my enjoyment of following it, sparse as coverage may be.

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  • kuha
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    Originally posted by Powell
    Originally posted by kuha
    Yup. I care as much (or as little) about the walks as I care about the nitty-gritty of:
    -the history of rear-view mirror technology
    -the cultivation of artichokes
    -the color options in plastic patio furniture
    -the political insights of Joe the Plumber
    -etc.
    But you obviously cared enough to enter this thread and leave a comment...
    Sure, why not? The subject of "the place of racewalking in track and field" is not without interest. Racewalking itself, for me, is without interest.

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary
    I agree that there is no anti-walk group here. I think most people here are like me: Just ignore it.
    Really? So how did words 'disdain' and 'ridiculous' enter your posts below that one? :?

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by kuha
    Yup. I care as much (or as little) about the walks as I care about the nitty-gritty of:
    -the history of rear-view mirror technology
    -the cultivation of artichokes
    -the color options in plastic patio furniture
    -the political insights of Joe the Plumber
    -etc.
    But you obviously cared enough to enter this thread and leave a comment...

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by eldrick
    if oz with their limited population can produce global champs & wr holders, it's fairly obvious a sleeping colussus like america coud dominate if the event was popular

    actually, brits used to be good at it - the story of don thompson winning in '60 by acclimatising in his bath-room are part of brit foklore

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Thompson_(athlete)

    & nihill winning silver in '64 & holding 20k wr for 4y

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Nihill

    besides, i prefer winners who's name i can spell :P
    I know about Nihill and Thompson. But, again, did anyone really care? :twisted:

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  • eldrick
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    if oz with their limited population can produce global champs & wr holders, it's fairly obvious a sleeping colussus like america coud dominate if the event was popular

    actually, brits used to be good at it - the story of don thompson winning in '60 by acclimatising in his bath-room are part of brit foklore

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Thompson_(athlete)

    & nihill winning silver in '64 & holding 20k wr for 4y

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Nihill

    besides, i prefer winners who's name i can spell :P

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by eldrick
    if americans ever get a 1"18 or 3"40 guy, i guarantee the vast majority of the populace here woud stay up & watch them at an OG
    Why would the Brits care about any race walker, let alone an American? Or is this a joke? :P :P

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