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  • Without defenders in his way?

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    • I'd be afraid to watch.

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      • Originally posted by booond View Post
        Without defenders in his way?
        If there was one, he could just do this:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxqftpqALz8

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        • Here's a good one.

          http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/athle...z/-/index.html

          Headline and story says Eunice Sum is going for her fourth win of the season. But she's won the Diamond League 800s in Shanghai, Eugene, Birmingham and Paris this season. Somebody has a problem counting to four.

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          • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
            Here's a good one.

            http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/athle...z/-/index.html

            Headline and story says Eunice Sum is going for her fourth win of the season. But she's won the Diamond League 800s in Shanghai, Eugene, Birmingham and Paris this season. Somebody has a problem counting to four.
            Birmingham was not a Diamond League 800, so the author is presumably referring to her 4th DL win.
            Cheers,
            Alan Shank

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            • In a "Run Blog Run" article linked to on the front page, David Hunter writes: "And when the essentially-unchallenged Dibaba hit the line to stop the clock at 3:50.07 - a conversion equivalent to sub-4:07 mile - the new WR mark dared many to speculate on how many years away might we be from the first sub-4:00 mile by a woman."

              Huh? By the 8% rule, it's equivalent to 4:08.5 or so. He also is not aware that Ajee Wilson is out of the worlds, although perhaps this stuff was written before that was known.
              Cheers,
              Alan Shank

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              • I can't find the article, but does he give any credence to the discussion about when a woman will break 4:00? Because it likely will be 50 years if not never. A man will run a sub-2:00 marathon before a woman will run a sub-4:00 mile.

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                • Originally posted by DrJay View Post
                  I can't find the article, but does he give any credence to the discussion about when a woman will break 4:00? Because it likely will be 50 years if not never. A man will run a sub-2:00 marathon before a woman will run a sub-4:00 mile.
                  http://www.runblogrun.com/2015/08/te...id-hunter.html

                  Cheers,
                  Alan Shank

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                  • Here is a good example of how clueless folks who write for Sports Illustrated are.

                    http://www.si.com/more-sports/2015/0...w-events-watch

                    Couple examples.

                    "Aug. 22 at 12:40 a.m.- Men's 100-meter preliminary round: First look at what shape Usain Bolt is in for the men's 100-meter dash."

                    Nope. Usain will not run in the preliminary round.

                    "8:35 a.m. - Women's 10,000-meter final: Americans Emily Infeld, Molly Huddle and Shalane Flanagan, boosted by the news of a potential medal upgrade, have a very good shot of medaling in a field that does not include world record holder Tirunesh Dibaba or any major threats from the Kenyan and Ethiopian contingents."

                    Huh, no major threats from Kenya or Ethiopia?

                    After reading that second blooper I quit reading entirely.

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                    • How many different ways can you misspell "decathlete"? Let's start with two:

                      http://www.waltonsun.com/article/201...3/16827/SPORTS

                      In the headline it's "decathathlete" and in the first paragraph of the story it's "decathalete".

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                      • And all the buffoons pronounce it

                        de-cath-a-lete.

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                        • I can't believe Duke is giving him a full scholarship. He's a decent decathlete, but men's track...

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                          • He's #7 on the yearly list. Duke has something of a pedigree in decathlon.

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                            • Yes, but full athletic scholarships in men's track & field at the D1 level are rarer than hen's teeth.

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                              • How's this? It's not really about our sport, but it's pretty clueless:

                                http://www.thelocal.de/20151127/hamb...-2022-olympics

                                The writer seems to thing Hamburg is considering bidding for the 2022 Olympics. Of course, it's 2024.

                                But in any event, don't ya' love the demonym?

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