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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    In fact, the IAAF changed its name to the International Association of Athletics Fedrations 18 years ago. When the IAAF changes its name again, this will be even more clueless, but it's clueless enough as it is.
    So call me clueless - I've been calling it the IAmatuerAthleticsF for decades. Or call the IAAF clueless for changing from the IAAF to IAAF . . .

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  • tandfman
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    This appeared on the NCAA website today:

    https://www.ncaa.com/news/article/20...advanced-terms

    It'a an amusingly basic intro to cross country with this headline: Cross country glossary: Get to know the basic and advanced terms

    Among those terms is this:

    International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF)
    In fact, the IAAF changed its name to the International Association of Athletics Fedrations 18 years ago. When the IAAF changes its name again, this will be even more clueless, but it's clueless enough as it is.

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  • Alan Shank
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    Ineos 1:59 Challenge News -- the article describes some testing done this weekend by the pacemakers.

    "Eliud Kipchoge, the greatest marathon runner of all time, the reigning world and Olympic champion and the current marathon world record holder (2 hours 1 minute and 39 seconds), will bid to become the first human ever to run a sub-two-hour marathon on Saturday 12th October (with a window until 20th October in case of adverse weather conditions)"

    Kipchoge, of course, has never even competed in the marathon in the world championships.
    Cheers,
    Alan Shank
    Bodega Bay, CA, USA

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  • Powell
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    Shouldn't that one be in the 'clueless tennis writing' thread?

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  • tandfman
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    This one just boggles:

    He’s better known for his fearsome temperament, but ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson revealed his softer side during a day out with his loved ones on Monday.
    The former heavyweight boxer, 53, was in attendance at New York’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre ahead of the 19th annual USA Track & Field (USATF) Opening Night gala.
    When I first read this I wondered why on earth USATF would have a gala at the opening of the US Open tennis tournament? A little thought and a little digging gave me the answer. The gala was in fact held by USTAF, the US Tennis Association Foundation.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...lans-head.html

    https://www.ustafoundation.com/fundr...ng_night_gala/

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  • tandfman
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    This is from a story about Kyle Merber's speaking to a HS Cross Country team in Westchester (NY) County:

    His route to becoming an elite runner began in kindergarten on Long Island, hearing fellow Long Islander Derrick Adkins talk about winning the 400 hurdles gold medal at the 2016 Atlanta Olympics.
    The 2016 Olympics were held in Atlanta? How did I miss that?

    https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/2...ry/2077067001/

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    the line is also in error that nboody has run sub-4:00 above 5000ft: Keino did it in both Nairobi and Nyeri (at least).
    And he certainly would have done it in Mexico City, along with Ryun, if they had only continued on....

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  • Conor Dary
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    Indeed they have....

    The biggest reason there hasn't been a sub 4 in Colorado is there aren't any meets there, or at least not since the 1960s....(as a sidenote, the first WR with a fibreglass pole was set on that track.)

    One guy ran 4:04 in racing flats in the 1980s on the old flat 220 Potts indoor track.

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  • gh
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    the line is also in error that nboody has run sub-4:00 above 5000ft: Keino did it in both Nairobi and Nyeri (at least).

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Did you know that they ran a mile in the 1968 Olympic Games? That's news to me.

    https://www.runnersworld.com/races-p...e-at-altitude/
    Looks like they've taken that line out

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  • tandfman
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    Aside from American Jim Ryun’s amazing 3:54.8 performance at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico (7,340), no other sub-4:00 mile has been recorded above 5,000 feet.
    Did you know that they ran a mile in the 1968 Olympic Games? That's news to me.

    https://www.runnersworld.com/races-p...e-at-altitude/

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  • bobguild76
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Clueless headline writer:

    >>West Indian women dominate high jump at Pa Nam Games<<

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/...-pa-nam-games/
    They must have been thinking about the Hunger Games, held in Pa Nem! :-)

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Clueless headline writer:

    >>West Indian women dominate high jump at Pa Nam Games<<

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/...-pa-nam-games/
    Is that a Games only for people with Vietnamese fathers?

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  • guru
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    Article by CNBC writer on Felix signing with Athleta. (bold mine)


    As she stepped up to compete in a 400-meter run at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, she was decked out in Athleta’s Lightning crop top and running shorts made from a new SuperSonic fabric. She finished sixth, enough to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/30/gaps...son-felix.html

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  • tandfman
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    Clueless headline writer:

    >>West Indian women dominate high jump at Pa Nam Games<<

    https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/...-pa-nam-games/

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