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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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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post
              Chinese teen finishes 100m sprint in 12.07 seconds, video breaks the internet
              So whadya get for (2019 US HS list) sub-11.50?
              11.27 **Tamari Davis
              11.36 **Kenondra Davis
              11.44 ***Jayla Jamison

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              • Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post
                Chinese teen finishes 100m sprint in 12.07 seconds, video breaks the internet
                In a very truncated season with no championships of any kind, 3 British 15 year old girls ran quicker than 12.07.

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                • Always good to see track & field in mainstream media, but the claim by footballer Todd Gurley that he "accidentally" made Team USA for the 2011 World Youth Championships on "damn-near no prep" seems unlikely. Five weeks prior he was NC HS 2A State Champion, and two weeks prior he competed at the New Balance HS Nationals.

                  https://www.tmz.com/2020/11/12/todd-...k-team-in-h-s/

                  Very likely that he did not take track & field seriously, but hard to believe that he did not know he was going to the World Youth Trials. His expectations might have been very low (since he did not make the final at NBN), so winning the WYT could have been surprising.

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                  • I found this about the USC athlete, Nicole Yeargin, who has a Scottish mother. According to the article, she is hoping to compete at the Tokyo Olympics for Scotland:

                    https://priceschool.usc.edu/usc-pric...okyo-olympics/

                    Of course, Scotland are part of the UK for the Olympics. Next year's Commonwealth Games is a possibility though.
                    Last edited by Trickstat; 02-21-2021, 04:00 PM.

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                    • Ummm. Dalilah Muhammad might have something to say about this.

                      The 10 young Americans bound to become household names at the Tokyo Olympics

                      Five years later, a polished McLaughlin, who claimed first place at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, is a heavy favorite to bring a medal to the United States.

                      https://www.yahoo.com/news/10-young-...153844545.html

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                      • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                        Ummm. Dalilah Muhammad might have something to say about this.

                        The 10 young Americans bound to become household names at the Tokyo Olympics

                        Five years later, a polished McLaughlin, who claimed first place at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, is a heavy favorite to bring a medal to the United States.

                        https://www.yahoo.com/news/10-young-...153844545.html
                        at 31, I'm afraid Muhammad no longer qualifies as "young," which was the thrust of the piece

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                        • So which "first place" did McLauchlin claim at the 2019 World Championships? Are they talking about 4x4 relay?

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                          • 1967_06.19_larry_lewis_shamokin_news_dispatch_mon__jun_19__1967_p13.jpg Here is an oldie from 1967. It states that 100-year-old runner Larry Lewis runs 6.7 miles in 37 minutes. That is sub-6 minute pace!

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                            • https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1379131771426603009

                              Ummmm, I see trouble in your future, Mr. Robot...

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                              • Originally posted by gm View Post
                                https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1379131771426603009
                                Ummmm, I see trouble in your future, Mr. Robot...
                                Uh oh, that's gonna leave a mark!

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