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  • Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
    Sadly, Swiss 800m runner Selina Büchel has retired from athletics citing long COVID (she was first infected in April 2021).

    She was twice the European Indoor 800m Champion in 2015 & 2017 and twice finished Top 6 at the World Indoors. She had an outdoor PB of 1:57.95.

    https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/...g-covid/​​
    LuckySpikes, the link wouldn't work for me. It does work if you edit the link by removing the following text from the end of the URL (just after "...-covid/" ): %E2%80%8B%E2%80%8B

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    • Asafa Powell, whose 40th birthday was yesterday, had a retirement and birthday party in Kingston.

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      • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
        Asafa Powell, whose 40th birthday was yesterday, had a retirement and birthday party in Kingston.

        https://trackalerts.com/asafa-powell...irement-party/
        That article says Powell has 97 legal sub-10 times. I've seen the figure 98 and also 99 attributed to him. How can it be that difficult to count the legal sub-10 times?

        I wonder who will be first to 100.

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        • Peter Larsson’s site credits Powell with 97 legal sub-10.00s, the number Alfons Juck cites in the story you linked.

          Add in one mark that was annulled because of a doping infraction = 98. Add a hand-timed 9.9 = 99.

          Different numbers depend on the person doing the counting.
          Last edited by dj; 11-25-2022, 01:42 AM.

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          • Originally posted by dj View Post
            Peter Larsson’s site credits Powell with 97 legal sub-10.00s, the number Alfons Juck cites in the story you linked.

            Add in one mark that was annulled because of a doping infraction = 98. Add a hand-timed 9.9 = 99.

            Different numbers depend on the person doing the counting.
            Wow, thanks dj! Good information.

            Just looking at Larsson's site, I see Powell also had: 10.00 (-0.6), 10.00 (-0.5) and 10.01 (-0.7). He was sooo close.

            He also had 9.72 (+2.1), 9.75 (+2.6), 9.81 (+2.3), and 9.84 (+3.4). All sub-10 on Mureika's wind adjustment calculator.
            Last edited by Fortius19; 11-25-2022, 08:12 PM.

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            • Originally posted by Fortius19 View Post

              Wow, thanks dj! Good information.

              Just looking at Larsson's site, I see Powell also had: 10.00 (-0.6), 10.00 (-0.5) and 10.01 (-0.7). He was sooo close.

              He also had 9.72 (+2.1), 9.75 (+2.6), 9.81 (+2.3), and 9.84 (+3.4). All sub-10 on Mureika's wind adjustment calculator.
              But I'm assuming he also had a few that were just sub-10 but aided by a legal tailwind. These would not count if we're adjusting for wind.

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              • Originally posted by berkeley View Post

                But I'm assuming he also had a few that were just sub-10 but aided by a legal tailwind. These would not count if we're adjusting for wind.
                Because of his insane amount of sub 10's Im sure things even out into the 90ish range anyway though

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                • The successful, yet controversial, Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad has retired

                  AP news article seems to have been removed, but here it is
                  https://www.bakersfield.com/ap/sport...67c665c40.html

                  3 time Olympic medalist and 2 time world medalist in the steeplechase. 5-time European Champion as well.

                  Also famous for a few fights.

                  A runner slaps and shoves a 14-year-old mascot. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on "mascot abuse."For more CNN videos, check out our YouTube channel at http://www....
                  Last edited by ATK; 01-04-2023, 05:19 PM.

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                  • Originally posted by ATK View Post
                    The successful, yet controversial, Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad has retired

                    https://apnews.com/article/sports-tr...075a9a7f5c0​
                    Who???????

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                    • Originally posted by The Klingon View Post

                      Who???????
                      3 time Olympic Steeple medalist I believe from France?

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                      • Better known for assaulting a mascot, taking off his singlet during a race, and getting into a fight with another runner after a race.

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                        • Imagine what he could have done in boxing and/or wrestling.

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                          • Don't think Mekhissi will be the one they select to light the torch in 2024.

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                            • To gh from GHM:

                              I love this thread. Is it possible we start another retirement link starting Jan 2023 and stop end of December 2023? Each year must have its own link IMO.

                              I wish Powell would run an invitational 100m and break 40+ World Best in 100m

                              Thanks.

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                              • Originally posted by GHM View Post
                                To gh from GHM:

                                I love this thread. Is it possible we start another retirement link starting Jan 2023 and stop end of December 2023? Each year must have its own link IMO.

                                I wish Powell would run an invitational 100m and break 40+ World Best in 100m

                                Thanks.
                                You do realise he'd have to beat 9.93?

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