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    ...Judges who use corrective lenses?

    The rules make no mention of it. It only mentions 'human eye'. Could one get off on a technicality?

    N.B. Yes, of course I know I posted this poll/topic in Things Not T&F.
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    Yes. I am a RW aficionado and have no idea of the rules.
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    No.
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    Don't know.
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    Don't care.
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    RW'ers have great VO2max
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  • #2
    What is Race Walk?

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    • #3
      i think dont care is the correct awnser?
      phsstt!

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      • #4
        Geez, this is beneath even the Dyestat kiddies. Get a freakin' life.

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        • #5
          I've had cataract surgery. Does this mean that my lifelong dream of being a race-walk judge is in the toilet?? I'm heading over to the GG Bridge . . .

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          • #6
            are you suggesting we bring instant replay into T&F???(do they look at replay for protests?)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MJR
              Geez, this is beneath even the Dyestat kiddies. Get a freakin' life.
              Gotta go with MJR on this one. There are people who live and breathe Race Walking (despite its oxymoronic name) and saying you don't care about it is one thing, but it's probably just overkill to go out of our way to make fun of it! The comments that they get from Average Joe are sufficient - I think 'piling-on' is a 15 yard penalty for 'unnecessary roughness'. I'm not down with the RW myself, but it's a healthy pursuit and it's part of OUR sport, so LAY OFF!

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              • #8
                (Little side note: My younger sister was a national 1,500m RW champion back in her heyday. My little "What is Race Walk?" was just to stir the pot and get people to think about this side of the sport as well... like Gabe Jennings saying he had never (heard of?) watched any other event outside of the 1,500m.)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MJR
                  Geez, this is beneath even the Dyestat kiddies. Get a freakin' life.
                  :lol:

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, Michael. I have one. (Facetious threads are de rigueur at least once for each poster)

                    How many here have race walked?

                    I have.

                    I rest my case. I'll elaborate later when I've time.

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                    • #11
                      Hey you might have been screwing around, and that is fine. I laugh at it enough as it is. I couldn't do the thing without a sense of humor, but I also work hard at training myself and other very good athletes who just want a chance to make the Olympics, like everyone else in the sport of T&F. It makes no sense why people seem to go out of their way to belittle the event and its practitioners. Does it make them feel better about themselves? If so, that is truly sad and pathetic. The RW community as a whole just wants the opportunities that everyone else has to compete (which they are systematically denied by the USOC, USATF, NCAA & NFHS) and a bit of respect for their efforts & hardwork. If you don't enjoy the event, that is fine, but there is no reason to trash the event & its athletes at all.

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