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  • #31
    No, start lists are never published more than 2 days ahead (usually from day to day).
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Powell View Post
      No, start lists are never published more than 2 days ahead (usually from day to day).
      Well then, what about ENTRY lists that are more finalized than the ones put out on the 15th?
      How can anyone make predictions if we don't know who's going to start?
      Doesn't really matter if we know the heat line-ups!

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      • #33
        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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        • #34
          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).
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          • #35
            Originally posted by aaronk View Post
            How can anyone make predictions if we don't know who's going to start?
            The same way you did in the past?
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            • #36
              Originally posted by Powell View Post
              The same way you did in the past?
              Woman's intuition??
              A seance?


              LOL

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              • #37
                Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                Woman's intuition??
                A seance?


                LOL
                Whatever works the best for you. I think his point was we have no more or less information than we have had in previous world championships and olympics

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by donley2 View Post
                  I think his point was we have no more or less information than we have had in previous world championships and olympics
                  Precisely that. If you follow the news, you are probably going to find out if any major names withdraw before the start of the WC.
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                  • #39
                    The IAAF app, which was updated before Cali, seems to be set up very well for Beijing. Everything from start lists to, what seems like will be, live commentary, interviews etc.

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                    • #40
                      But still no Windows version
                      Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by 1runner1 View Post
                        Hell, I'm moving to Finland tomorrow
                        Move to Sweden! Easier language(Germanic) ;-)

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Powell View Post
                          But still no Windows version
                          Which is unfortunate. I still use blackberry, but luckily blackberry supports android apps via the Amazon app store.

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                          • #43
                            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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                            • #44
                              I believe prelim. round is for slowest runners who need to play their way in to the next round...kind of like the play in game for the NCAA basketball tourn. Someone correct me if I am wrong. Thanks

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                              • #45
                                approx. 28 hours and counting

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