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  • #31
    Just watched the Mondo record. He brushed the bar, but his high point says there’s more to come.

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    • #32
      What a Women's Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games! National Records for all of the first 4, supreme amongst them Elinor Purrier 4:16.85 (#2 all-time indoors). Jemma Reekie 3rd in 4:17.88. Klosterhalfen separated them in 4:17.26 and Debues-Stafford was a tick under 4:20 in 4th. Purrier was no big surprise, she's improving all the time.

      American Record for Donovan Brazier, improving his own record by 0.18s to 1:44.23. He powered through the last 200 for a big negative split, 53.04/51.18.

      Also, a NR for A'jee Wilson, 1:58.30.

      Chris O'Hare won the Wanamaker Mile, beating Filip Ingebrigtsen which was a surprise given how very strong Ingebrigtsen looked in Dusseldorf.

      Sandi Morris vaulted 4.92 and had 3 not-at-all close efforts at a world indoor best of 5.04.

      Ex-Aussie Jordan Gusman continues to re-write the Maltese record books, LOL. 7:48.17 in the 3000 tonight.

      Americans continue to be awful at commentating/interviewing ... question to Ryan Crouser, "With the Olympics coming up, how do you stay motivated?" Unbelievable!

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      • trickstat
        trickstat commented
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        Talk about putting the answer in your question

    • #33
      One of the stadium announcers for today's Nordkampen (the Nordic indoor match) is a dead ringer for Ricky Tomlinson!

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      • #34
        As a Swede, I'm so proud of my country's ability to produce athletes like Abeba Aregawi, Robel Fsiha (who won gold* at the 2019 European Cross Country Championships) and Armand Duplantis. The fact that none of them can string a sentence together in Swedish doesn't bother me one bit. It's all about those gold medals, baby!

        *Fsiha has tested positive for doping and will probably be stripped of that medal

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        • #35
          Jeeze, what a start to Olympic year its been so far! Duplantis' world record at the weekend and Sam Kendricks also going over 6 meters to break the US indoor record. Tsegay running a fast indoor 1500m, with teenaged teammate Hailu following her over the line and taking down Tsegay's U-20 indoor world record in the process... Reekie continuing to re-write British records, it's been kinda hard to keep up!

          So much so that just like Zango's 17.77m monster triple jump last weekend, it would seem that Yulimar Roja's marvellous 15.03m leap at the Metz meeting, moving her to joint 6th on the indoor all time lists, also appears to have been missed by our usually eagle-eyed observers on this board.

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          • #36
            Originally posted by Pierre Johansson View Post
            As a Swede, I'm so proud of my country's ability to produce athletes like Abeba Aregawi, Robel Fsiha (who won gold* at the 2019 European Cross Country Championships) and Armand Duplantis. The fact that none of them can string a sentence together in Swedish doesn't bother me one bit. It's all about those gold medals, baby!

            *Fsiha has tested positive for doping and will probably be stripped of that medal
            on this basis you dont need any references to athletes from countries, just the names ; this "internationalist"metropolitan stuff is bollocks, as the normals know.

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            • #37
              Tom Gale backed up the weekend's 2.33 with a 2.31 this evening, although he finished third behind Jamal Wilson who he beat in Hustopece and Luis Zayas of Cuba, who both equalled Gale's WL of 2.33.

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              • #38
                Samuel Tefera will attempt to break Kejelcha's 3:47.01 indoor WR for the Mile in Athlone this evening. Event preview at https://www.ait.ie/news-and-events/n...-event-preview
                The meeting is live on VincoSport.

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                • #39
                  Originally posted by philipo View Post

                  on this basis you dont need any references to athletes from countries, just the names ; this "internationalist"metropolitan stuff is bollocks, as the normals know.
                  Reading between the lines, you can tell his reasons for representing Sweden are:

                  He will never be "big" in the US (he's a "nobody" even in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana), but he's already one of the biggest stars in Sweden.
                  He will never have to worry about the US National Championships.
                  He will be pampered and treated like the biggest star by the Swedish Athletic Association. The USATF would just treat him like one of many world class athletes.

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                  • #40
                    7.07 WL iPB for Malaika Mihambo in the last round in Berlin tonight. Ese Brume 2nd with a 6.79 iPB.

                    Tobi Amusan won the w60H in 7.89.

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                    • jjimbojames
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                      First up, I read that as an amazing 60m time, then wondered how 2nd place was so quick/what the typo was.....it’s been a long week! Great jumping by both.

                  • #41
                    Looking forward to the YouTube live streaming of the Balkan Indoor Championships tomorrow (Saturday) in Istanbul. But, hey, I'm weird like that!

                    Seriously though, I think it's an under-rated competition. The startlists are out - get to them via page 2 of https://www.dropbox.com/s/nqyf3dpyzd...02-16.odt?dl=0 (there's separate Men's & Women's and you can't post more than 2 links now without a post being blocked for moderation).

                    Lots of familiar names competing and some good match-ups happening.

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                    • #42
                      What's going on with Ukraine's kit? At the Balkan Indoor Champs, only some are wearing the familiar yellow & blue vest but others are wearing black or blue or plain yellow.

                      They also had this issue at the World Indoors in Birmingham.

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                      • miles
                        miles commented
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                        In World Indoors their kit was delayed in transit, presumably due to the terrible weather.

                    • #43
                      Half an hour since the second Record del Mondo of the week and no mention here yet? 6.18 at the first attempt!

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                      • #44
                        He really is a phenomenal talent.

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                        • #45
                          Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
                          He really is a phenomenal talent.
                          He is indeed. You're welcome.

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