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    I note with jaundiced eye, the announcement of the USA team for this event:

    https://www.athleticsworldcup.org/

    team:

    http://www.usatf.org/News/Olympians-...m-USATF-a.aspx

    It's a bit of a mis-direct (riffing off FIFA's little shin-dig going on now) with the 'old' IAAF World Cup and not to be confused with the Continental Cup (putatively IAAF's 'big meet' this off-year - https://media.aws.iaaf.org/competiti...247c71ad7b.pdf).

    Here's hoping it's a good meet, here's suspecting it may not be.

  • #2
    Pretty fair USA team!!
    And it answers my question as to whether Keturah Orji will be competing as a Pro this summer!!

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    • #3
      Is Paul Dedewo going to run 2 legs on the relay?


      Paul Dedewo Bronx NY ALTIS 4x400m Relay
      Paul Dedewo Chandler AZ ALTIS 4x400m Relay

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      • #4
        Wake me when it's over...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by br View Post
          Is Paul Dedewo going to run 2 legs on the relay?


          Paul Dedewo Bronx NY ALTIS 4x400m Relay
          Paul Dedewo Chandler AZ ALTIS 4x400m Relay
          He must be running first and 4th leg. His coach said, "Today's workout is 2x400 with a minute-and-a-half recovery . . . "

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          • #6
            We actually had a stud do that in HS.. he did not acquit him self well on anchor.

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            • #7
              I remember a video of Jeshua Washington wher he did that while at Washington during an early indoor meet.

              Here is the video.
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE3MtZHAAg0
              Last edited by ATK; 06-29-2018, 11:57 PM.

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              • #8
                Not interested in these made-up 'competitions'.

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                • #9
                  Every competition is a "made-up" competition. I'm happy that athletes have another opportunity to make some money. I look forward to watching.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ATK View Post
                    I remember a video of Jeshua Washington wher he did that while at Washington during an early indoor meet.

                    Here is the video.
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE3MtZHAAg0
                    Think this was Jeshua Anderson....the 400H....

                    Crazy to even attempt something like this...lol

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by _Jay View Post
                      Think this was Jeshua Anderson....the 400H....

                      Crazy to even attempt something like this...lol
                      Sorry! hahaha I mixed his school name and his name!!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                        I note with jaundiced eye, the announcement of the USA team for this event:

                        https://www.athleticsworldcup.org/

                        team:

                        http://www.usatf.org/News/Olympians-...m-USATF-a.aspx

                        It's a bit of a mis-direct (riffing off FIFA's little shin-dig going on now) with the 'old' IAAF World Cup and not to be confused with the Continental Cup (putatively IAAF's 'big meet' this off-year - https://media.aws.iaaf.org/competiti...247c71ad7b.pdf).

                        Here's hoping it's a good meet, here's suspecting it may not be.
                        Has anyone else looked inside that .pdf file about the Continental Cup, and seen this?:

                        "Team captains will play jokers
                        Although team captains – or Ambassadors – do
                        not compete, they may actively influence the final
                        score – and not only by giving athletes useful pieces
                        of advice or encouragement. “The captains will
                        have two jokers to put on one male and one female
                        athlete on each day of the competition. If that
                        nominated athlete wins, the team will gain a double
                        number of points,” says Varhaník. The Ambassadors
                        are: Colin Jackson (Europe), Mike Powell (Americas),
                        Jana Pittman (Asia-Pacific), Nezha Bidouane (Africa).
                        See later for more details on these four.
                        Event scoring
                        Team ranking is determined according to the
                        ranking of both athletes representing each
                        continent in individual events. Teams receive points
                        in 8–6–4–2 format for each event.
                        Throwers and horizontal jumpers must earn
                        fourth or fifth attempts
                        Each athlete in the long jump, triple jump, shot put,
                        discus throws, hammer throw or javelin throw
                        has three attempts. Only the best representative
                        from each continent will go on for a fourth effort.
                        Depending on the fourth attempt result, only
                        the two best athletes will make a fifth (and final)
                        attempt, which will decide the overall winner.
                        Elimination races on the track
                        Both the 3000 metres and the 3000 metres
                        steeplechase will be an elimination race. All eight
                        competitors run the first 1400 metres (three and
                        half laps) together. After that, the last runner
                        through each lap will be eliminated. As a result,
                        only four runners will reach the last lap. Having
                        said that, eliminated runners also score points,
                        depending on which lap they are knocked out.
                        “Gender tactics” in the mixed relay
                        Two men and two women will represent each
                        continent in 4 x 400 metres mixed relay. They can
                        be selected in any order, which means captain’s
                        decisions may prove critical.
                        “I believe IAAF Continental Cup in this new form
                        will meet expectations and will be a magnificent
                        spectacle for all,” said Varhanik. “We are delighted
                        to be part of the ongoing changes in athletics and
                        also to see that the IAAF agreed on some of our
                        suggested competition rules changes."

                        It just gets worse and worse, doesn't it?
                        no Cheers,
                        Alan Shank
                        Woodland, CA, USA

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                        • #13
                          sweet memories of Calvinball

                          http://calvinandhobbes.wikia.com/wiki/Calvinball

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                          • #14
                            German team:

                            No Vetter, Röhler, Hofmann, Harting, Storl, Schwanitz, Krause, Klosterhalfen, Lückenkemper, Przybylko, Heß, Roleder, Dutkiewicz, Mihambo.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by norunner View Post
                              German team:
                              No Vetter, Röhler, Hofmann, Harting, Storl, Schwanitz, Krause, Klosterhalfen, Lückenkemper, Przybylko, Heß, Roleder, Dutkiewicz, Mihambo.
                              Do we pin that on Germany or the IAAF or just a non-global-championship year?

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