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  • #31
    Originally posted by aaronk View Post
    No, but he ain't a real Professional either!
    Good lord. smh.

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    • #32
      Aaron, you've been around long enough that this shouldn't come as any surprise to you. Pros have goals, and there is no point in exerting one's self, with all of the accompanying chances for injury, fatigue, etc., when the exertion doesn't serve the ultimate goal. Heck, you were probably in L.A. when King Carl took his one jump.

      Christian Taylor has given the world oodles of all-out competitions in the TJ. He wanted to go 400 this time. Nothing to see here.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Bill S View Post
        Aaron, you've been around long enough that this shouldn't come as any surprise to you. Pros have goals, and there is no point in exerting one's self, with all of the accompanying chances for injury, fatigue, etc., when the exertion doesn't serve the ultimate goal. Heck, you were probably in L.A. when King Carl took his one jump.

        Christian Taylor has given the world oodles of all-out competitions in the TJ. He wanted to go 400 this time. Nothing to see here.
        Then he should have scratched from the TJ before the meet began!!
        He must have known the 400 semi was at the same time as the TJ!
        So what he did (2 passes & a foul) wasn't fair to his fans, who probably expected him to do BOTH!!

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        • #34
          Originally posted by aaronk View Post
          Then he should have scratched from the TJ before the meet began!!
          He must have known the 400 semi was at the same time as the TJ!
          So what he did (2 passes & a foul) wasn't fair to his fans, who probably expected him to do BOTH!!
          He did do both, he said he tried to but his legs were too heavy and wasn't able to jump. He noted in an interview that if he was in the first flight of the TJ, he probably could have gotten a few jumps in before his 400m semi. As noted, this is common practice among some athletes, especially in WC years when athletes have wild cards. Not worth it.

          Interview with him where he talks about the 400 TJ attempt:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjLCUCQH9cA&t=0s

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          • #35
            Originally posted by aaronk View Post
            Then he should have scratched from the TJ before the meet began!!
            Did you not read what I wrote above. He had to "compete" in the TJ to be eligible for the Continental Cup. Aaronk I enjoy your passion most of the time, but your expectations are often so unrealistic they are extremely difficult to understand.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by donley2 View Post
              did you not read what i wrote above. He had to "compete" in the tj to be eligible for the continental cup. Aaronk i enjoy your passion most of the time, but your expectations are often so unrealistic they are extremely difficult to understand.
              lol!!!!!!

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              • #37
                The one comment by aaronk was his saying that he should have scratched before; that comment completely mis-understands the rules.

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                • #38
                  The rules need changing!
                  An athlete who wants to compete in a later championship meet (WC, CC, or whatever) should have to compete FULLY in that event at USATF!!
                  If that means doing away with wild cards, then so be it!

                  Think of this comparison---
                  A kid in school who is very smart & always gets straight A's is allowed to just write his name on a test---without having to TAKE the test----and still gets an A!!

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                  • #39
                    this is not a wild card situation; the Americas team for Continental Cup will be chosen from the yearly list, with the caveat that you have to have competed in your nationals.

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                    • #40
                      aaronk, this is not high school where they have meets where they hold a competition when some kid is at another event. You try running a flat-out 400 and doing the triple, where fatigued muscles put everything off and you risk injury. You have to think first before posting some of these things.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
                        aaronk, this is not high school where they have meets where they hold a competition when some kid is at another event. You try running a flat-out 400 and doing the triple, where fatigued muscles put everything off and you risk injury. You have to think first before posting some of these things.
                        Well said.

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                        • #42
                          There's also the possibility that Taylor entered the TJ as a backup in case he didn't advance out of the 400 heats.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
                            Well said.
                            That's just AaronK thinking that athletes are wind-up toys -- nothing new.
                            Cheers,
                            Alan Shank

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                            • #44
                              Chris Taylor just did 44.88. Christopher that is. OK bad joke, but factual
                              why don't people pronounce vowels anymore

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