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  • wamego relays champ
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    Chinese teen finishes 100m sprint in 12.07 seconds, video breaks the internet

    https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-11-1...ceY/index.html


    Fifteen-year-old Lu Qirui from Hangzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, has become an overnight social media sensation after a video showed her finishing a 100-meter sprint in an astonishing 12.07 seconds. These numbers are good enough to perch her on the No. 8 spot at the national-level championships.
    Huh? Astonishing? For a 15 year-old?

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    Clueless headline writing:

    Headline - Miller-Uibo attacks WADA over Naser’s acquittal in doping case

    WADA had absolutely nothing to do with the Naser case.

    https://guardian.ng/sport/miller-uib...n-doping-case/
    Even worse, the story itself correctly indicates that in her Instagram post Miller-Uibo says she is pleased that WADA may be considering an appeal to have the Naser decision reversed. How the headline writer chose to conclude SMU was attacking WADA is a real head-scratcher.
    Last edited by wamego relays champ; 10-30-2020, 04:56 PM.

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  • tandfman
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    Clueless headline writing:

    Headline - Miller-Uibo attacks WADA over Naser’s acquittal in doping case

    WADA had absolutely nothing to do with the Naser case.

    https://guardian.ng/sport/miller-uib...n-doping-case/

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  • gm
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    This -- https://twitter.com/ChrisChavez/stat...243715/photo/1 -- shows the results I was working from when I wrote that brief.

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    Last edited by gm; 10-30-2020, 04:17 AM.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    Got me again! You're the best at that. 😀 I will confess to being careless. Clueless? OK, sure, why not.
    Look at it this way: you were off by 0 seconds!

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    USATF is guilty of this one. The story is now linked on the front page is from the USATF website; it's a report of the Michigan Pro Half-Marathon, which was held yesterday. The story includes this:



    The problem is that in the story, there's a link to the official results of the race, and those results show Lara beating Day for second place, with both timed in 62.17.

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    Got me again! You're the best at that. 😀

    I will confess to being careless. Clueless? OK, sure, why not.

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  • tandfman
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    USATF is guilty of this one. The story is now linked on the front page is from the USATF website; it's a report of the Michigan Pro Half-Marathon, which was held yesterday. The story includes this:

    Morgan Pearson won a very close men’s race in his debut at the distance, clocking 62:15 to hold off Tyler Day (62:16), Frank Lara (62:17) and Scott Fauble (62:18).
    The problem is that in the story, there's a link to the official results of the race, and those results show Lara beating Day for second place, with both timed in 62.17.

    .

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post

    My HS track coach would rattle off repetition splits as 66,67,68 and if there was a straggler he'd say something like "6:30pm". Sometimes he'd use a date. "Smith Nov.4th!"
    I had no idea I was your high school coach!

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  • Helen S
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    I always enjoyed being able to read out the split “7:11 - your favorite convenience store!”

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    My HS track coach would rattle off repetition splits as 66,67,68 and if there was a straggler he'd say something like "6:30pm". Sometimes he'd use a date. "Smith Nov.4th!"
    In a workout in college we did 4x400 with plenty of rest, but I was toast on the last one and struggled in DFL. The event coach (not Payton Jordan) looked at his watch as I staggered past him and cheerfully said, "Well, at least you finished today."

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    A chuckle-worthy error in the results from the women's 5000 at last night's distance festival at Icahn Stadium:


    1 Berkson, Maddy Unattached 4:16 p.m.
    My HS track coach would rattle off repetition splits as 66,67,68 and if there was a straggler he'd say something like "6:30pm". Sometimes he'd use a date. "Smith Nov.4th!"

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    A chuckle-worthy error in the results from the women's 5000 at last night's distance festival at Icahn Stadium:


    1 Berkson, Maddy Unattached 4:16 p.m.
    So would you convert to 16:16.00 ?

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  • gm
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    A chuckle-worthy error in the results from the women's 5000 at last night's distance festival at Icahn Stadium:


    1 Berkson, Maddy Unattached 4:16 p.m.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    picky, picky....
    You're a High Jumper - you should know better!!

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  • dukehjsteve
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Doesn't work so good for the field events.
    picky, picky....

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