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  • Conor Dary
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    Meanwhile in today's RG....

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post
    Seems to have been updated now.
    They've added a bunch of new stuff, but they still don't have Phylicia George's winning time in the 100 hurdles.

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    This one really had me scratching my head in disbelief. It's the CBC story on last night's Harry Jerome Classic. It mentions the winners of only two races and has quotes from both, but winning times for neither!

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...2019-1.5184425
    Seems to have been updated now.

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  • tandfman
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    This one really had me scratching my head in disbelief. It's the CBC story on last night's Harry Jerome Classic. It mentions the winners of only two races and has quotes from both, but winning times for neither!

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...2019-1.5184425

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  • KDFINE
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    In talking up Jenny Simpson prior to the women's 1500 at the Rabat Diamond League meet on the Olympic Chanel they showed a graphic of American medalists in the event since 1983, when the first World's Championship was held. Steve Scott was ignored, and now that I think about it, so was Jim Spivey.

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  • tandfman
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    Here's one in the clueless headline writers category:

    >>France-based high jumper Sawe eager to soar farthest in Morocco<<

    https://www.nation.co.ke/sports/athl...bgq/index.html

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  • tandfman
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    It may be neater, but nobody talks that way.

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Recent book I read on the Irish-American Athletic Club – was OK, but the author, who appears to be British / Irish, does not appear to know much about track & field. For the most egregious example, he discusses in the intro how he will list the marks – all from the 1900-1914 era, and all measured Imperially. A typical listing is 38:8:25, which is the style he chose. That equals 38-8¼, or 38’8¼”, in standard nomenclature. Makes it difficult to read, and I have no idea where he came up with that.
    I noted that in the several Middle School meets I attended this spring that the board judge called out imperial measurement, the student recorders used a decimal system:
    18' 1 1/4" = 18.1.25..actually neater than fractions.

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  • El Toro
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    A typical listing is 38:8:25, which is the style he chose. That equals 38-8¼, or 38’8¼”, in standard nomenclature. Makes it difficult to read, and I have no idea where he came up with that.
    Some CAD software uses (or used to use) the colon after the foot element to enter data but I thought the inch/partial were then delineated by a period as you would expect.

    I'm not sure why he would reuse the colon (or any symbol) because, as you note, it's too easy to get confused. Just be greatful he didn't need to use miles:yards:feet:inchesartial, then you'd really be confused!

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  • bambam1729
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    Recent book I read on the Irish-American Athletic Club – was OK, but the author, who appears to be British / Irish, does not appear to know much about track & field. For the most egregious example, he discusses in the intro how he will list the marks – all from the 1900-1914 era, and all measured Imperially. A typical listing is 38:8:25, which is the style he chose. That equals 38-8¼, or 38’8¼”, in standard nomenclature. Makes it difficult to read, and I have no idea where he came up with that.

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Then I guess Nick Symmonds would qualify too.

    The Outsports article posted recently to the front page (and referenced in the another thread about a Semenya-related video) described Symmonds as
    Olympic sprinter and renowned LGBTQ ally

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
    Ummm... I didn't know Montano was a sprinter...
    Then you've never seen her first lap in a major meet! It's usually 55. That's haulin'.

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  • TN1965
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    "Sprinter Alysia Montaño criticized the company in another New York Times piece on May 12 for failing to ensure maternity leave or pay athletes during pregnancy."

    Ummm... I didn't know Montano was a sprinter...

    https://sports.yahoo.com/allyson-fel...011105472.html

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  • tandfman
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    This is a new one. It's a story in the U. of Florida school newspaper about the men's 4x100 rivalry between the Gators and LSU. The lede sentence reads: Fourteen milliseconds was the difference. He repeatedly thereafter refers to differences of milliseconds between two times. The problem is that milliseconds are thousandths of a second. The actual difference between the times referrred to in the lede sentence is .14, or fourteen hundredths of a second, not thousandths.

    https://www.alligator.org/sports/uf-...4fc0285a3.html

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  • tandfman
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    Another one in the clueless headline writer category. There's a story about 2018 NCAA Heptathlon champion Georgia Ellenwood now linked in the front page headline section. The headline refers to her as George Ellenwood.

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