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  • #91
    Is Demi Payne ever coming back?
    Also, what about Alysia Montano?
    I see tweets for her every now and then, but no mention of being in training or future races!

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    • #92
      Originally posted by aaronk View Post
      Is Demi Payne ever coming back?

      I am not optimistic, but she is young enough that anything is possible.

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      • #93
        It's rooted in basic neanderthal human thinking to round up or down.

        So that's why 30 is always a good place to retire. Why not 31 or 29?

        It's called laziness as well.

        What's so special about 30 other than being a nice round number?

        Why allow a stupid round number to determine whether you're going to retire or not?

        Get my point here?

        And going back to what I said earlier. The human body hits its peak in upper 30s to low 40s for power and speed.

        No reason to retire so early at 30.

        When someone asks you what time it is. You say 721. You don't say 720.

        I'm going to train you all to think in odd numbers.

        Never say 100 dollars. Say 101 dollars.

        Never say 20 dollars. Say 21 dollars.

        Never say you run the 100 in 10.5.

        Give the exact time. Say 10.51.

        The more you all stop thinking in basic neanderthal thought patterns the less athletes will retire at 30.

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        • #94
          Originally posted by Matt_London413 View Post
          It's rooted in basic neanderthal human thinking to round up or down.

          So that's why 30 is always a good place to retire. Why not 31 or 29?

          It's called laziness as well.

          What's so special about 30 other than being a nice round number?

          Why allow a stupid round number to determine whether you're going to retire or not?

          Get my point here?

          And going back to what I said earlier. The human body hits its peak in upper 30s to low 40s for power and speed.

          No reason to retire so early at 30.

          When someone asks you what time it is. You say 721. You don't say 720.

          I'm going to train you all to think in odd numbers.

          Never say 100 dollars. Say 101 dollars.

          Never say 20 dollars. Say 21 dollars.

          Never say you run the 100 in 10.5.

          Give the exact time. Say 10.51.

          The more you all stop thinking in basic neanderthal thought patterns the less athletes will retire at 30.
          LOL!!!! Really !!!!
          Last edited by The Klingon; 07-08-2018, 04:26 PM.

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          • #95
            LOL is too round; suggest you switch to LWL

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Matt_London413 View Post
              It's rooted in basic neanderthal human thinking to round up or down.

              So that's why 30 is always a good place to retire. Why not 31 or 29?

              It's called laziness as well.

              What's so special about 30 other than being a nice round number?

              Why allow a stupid round number to determine whether you're going to retire or not?

              Get my point here?

              And going back to what I said earlier. The human body hits its peak in upper 30s to low 40s for power and speed.

              No reason to retire so early at 30.

              When someone asks you what time it is. You say 721. You don't say 720.

              I'm going to train you all to think in odd numbers.

              Never say 100 dollars. Say 101 dollars.

              Never say 20 dollars. Say 21 dollars.

              Never say you run the 100 in 10.5.

              Give the exact time. Say 10.51.

              The more you all stop thinking in basic neanderthal thought patterns the less athletes will retire at 30.
              I am not sure this is fair to Neanderthals. There is no evidence is that they were less smart than our kind, although they may have been biologically less well adapted to deal with changing environmental conditions. But the point is well taken.

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              • #97
                400 hurdler Javier Culson has announced his retirement.

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                • #98
                  Kenyan marathoner Patrick Makau has announced his retirement.

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                  • #99
                    I retired several years ago.

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                    • Kerron Stewart, Kim Collins, Bershawn Jackson, Conrad Williams and Dawn Harper-Nelson in the past two weeks. Kerron Stewart wants to coach.

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                      • Robert Harting and Gerd Kanter had their farewell competitions recently as well.
                        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                        • Originally posted by Matt_London413 View Post
                          It's rooted in basic neanderthal human thinking to round up or down.

                          So that's why 30 is always a good place to retire. Why not 31 or 29?

                          It's called laziness as well.

                          What's so special about 30 other than being a nice round number?

                          Why allow a stupid round number to determine whether you're going to retire or not?
                          Is there any evidence that athletes retire at 30 more than at any other age?

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                          • I believe most top-class athletes nowadays go on longer than that.
                            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                            • Originally posted by Matt_London413 View Post
                              It's rooted in basic neanderthal human thinking to round up or down.

                              So that's why 30 is always a good place to retire. Why not 31 or 29?

                              It's called laziness as well.

                              What's so special about 30 other than being a nice round number?

                              Why allow a stupid round number to determine whether you're going to retire or not?

                              Get my point here?

                              And going back to what I said earlier. The human body hits its peak in upper 30s to low 40s for power and speed.

                              No reason to retire so early at 30.


                              When someone asks you what time it is. You say 721. You don't say 720.

                              I'm going to train you all to think in odd numbers.

                              Never say 100 dollars. Say 101 dollars.

                              Never say 20 dollars. Say 21 dollars.

                              Never say you run the 100 in 10.5.

                              Give the exact time. Say 10.51.

                              The more you all stop thinking in basic neanderthal thought patterns the less athletes will retire at 30.
                              Which explains why Kim Collins, who probably knew he'd never run 9.7x and probably wouldn't get an Olympic medal, in his mid-to-late-30s (4 Olympics had passed since his 2003 World Champs win), stayed on the track long enough to run 9.93 at 40 because he knew he was still capable of running 9.9x.

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                              • Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
                                Is there any evidence that athletes retire at 30 more than at any other age?
                                it wouldn't surprise me to find out that there's a bump in the number of retirements at that age just because people are generally so well-attuned to "milestone" numbers and would feel a lot older as a 30-something.

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