No, start lists are never published more than 2 days ahead (usually from day to day).
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Originally posted by Powell View PostNo, start lists are never published more than 2 days ahead (usually from day to day).
How can anyone make predictions if we don't know who's going to start?
Doesn't really matter if we know the heat lineups!
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As always IAAF is trying to pump up the numbers in order to beat the records.
They say at a press conference "In total, there will be 1931 athletes competing: 1042 men and 889 women"  It is less than 1936 from the provisional entry list (1043 + 893) but day 1 start lists say:
1500 W 35 out of 41 from the provisional entry list
800 M 45 out of 49
SP W 24/27
steeple M 42/45
and so on... and this is only day 1
Real numbers are much smaller.
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The entry lists include all the alternates. The US enters an extra athlete in each event where they can  that in itself gives more than two dozen, I think. Other countries don't do it on the same scale, but there will be a few here and there. Then of course there are the relays, where most teams have at least one member who will not get to run. I'm sure there will be fewer than 1895 athletes actually competing (that's the number given for Berlin 2009 in the WC stats book).Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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Originally posted by donley2 View PostI think his point was we have no more or less information than we have had in previous world championships and olympicsByło smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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I figure this question qualifies as a "schedule" one, so I'll put it here. Can someone explain what the "preliminary round" is for the 100m, and how it differs from the heats (which I thought were the 'preliminary rounds'). The former starts at 9:40pm Pacific on Friday night, the latter is at 4am Saturday morning.
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