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  • Wow! Great effort....

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    • Several other versions going up.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NsYB1J3L1jM

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      • Very impressive.

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        • Many would say that's the true World Record. She's run 10.7x low so many times so a 10.6x run feels long overdue but to get as low as 10.63 very impressive

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          • Originally posted by Ladyloz View Post
            Many would say that's the true World Record. She's run 10.7x low so many times so a 10.6x run feels long overdue but to get as low as 10.63 very impressive
            many would be quite right; that 10.49 by a drug cheat with a zero wind is a disgrace to athletics; always was.

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            • Changes to the Timetable at the European 10,000m Cup meeting - Race 3, the Women's Domestic race, has been merged with the Women's 'B' race. So, the first race is the Men's Domestic race at 6pm. The rest of the timetable remains the same.

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              • Looking at the German Championships today and for all the moaning we do about the state of some of our field events (javelin in particular), it has to be said that Germany is going through some lean times in some events too.... For instance the line up for the men's 800m contains a grand total of just 9 athletes.... that's not for one heat btw, that's for the entire championships! It doesn't get much better in the 1500m either, with a total of 14 runners representing the best of men's middle distance running in Germany, a country that once had a rich history at both distances. To but it into context, the listing for those men invited to the heats of the 1500m at upcoming British Championships (notwithstanding that not all of the places will be taken) has a total of 72 athletes on the list! In the men's 800m, 30 athletes have been invited, with 15 so far who have accepted.

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                • 9.77 PB for Trayvon Bromell out in the States, with Marvin Bracey 2nd in a 9.85 PB. Between NCAA and US trials there are going to be some crazy races in the States over the next few weeks.

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                  • Great day for two young Central American women in the big Race Walking meeting in La Coruña today.

                    A big breakthrough in the 20km for the reigning World U20 champion Alegna Gonzalez (MEX), chasing down Erica de Sena (BRA) for 2nd place and clocking her first sub-1:30 with 1:28:40 behind winner Sandra Arenas (COL), 1:28:24. de Sena & Arenas were the 4th & 5th placers respectively at Doha 2019.
                    Also a big 2m 25s PB for young Noelia Vargas (CRC) in 5th, 1:30:44, crucially under the 1:31:00 Olympic standard.

                    Glenda Morejon (ECU), who caused a sensation in winning this race 2 years ago in 1:25:29, hasn't quite been able to back that up since then. She was 4th today with another 1:29 clocking, still a world class time though.

                    In a close finish to the Men's race Percy Karlstrom (SWE) had his 7 race winning streak broken by Diego Garcia (ESP), 1:19:37 to 1:19:44.

                    It was last chance saloon for Callum Wilkinson and he took his opportunity placing 6th in 1:20:32 PB, his first time ever under the 1:21:00 Olympic standard. Well done!

                    Tom Bosworth was 14th in 1:21:37.

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                    • Continuing my observations of the German Championships (though I can't watch it live since the station showing today's action is geo-blocking the coverage), I took a look at the live updates ( page https://www.leichtathletik.de/termin...unschweig-live for those that are curious ) to see what's being going on so far.

                      The opening event is the Men's shot put, usually one of the traditional strengths of German athletics and a nation that produced the likes of Ulf Timmermann, Udo Bayer and more recently, David Storl.... And yet the winning distance this morning to take the title? 19.82m, a 6th round effort from Dennis Lukas that is a new PB for him. That is well short of the Olympic qualifying standard of 21.10m. Matters were made worse as the pre-championship favourite, Simon Bayer, who threw 20.30m earlier in the year, couldn't record a valid throw and was eliminated. With the aforementioned Storl apparently out injured having not competed since February, and unless Lukas and 2nd placer Christan Zimmermann can find well over a meter in distance between now and the cutoff point for qualifying performances to be registered, then there is the very real prospect that Germany will not have a single men's shot put representative at the Tokyo Olympics!

                      There is obvious depth in the German system (of the 12 competing, 6 threw beyond 19m. By comparison, GB only has one do that so far), but in some events there is a distinct lack of world class individuals.

                      (Also when was the last time Great Britain had a shot putter who has thrown it further than a German in a calendar year? Because that's the current case with Scott Lincoln!)

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                      • Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post
                        Looking at the German Championships today and for all the moaning we do about the state of some of our field events (javelin in particular), it has to be said that Germany is going through some lean times in some events too.... For instance the line up for the men's 800m contains a grand total of just 9 athletes.... that's not for one heat btw, that's for the entire championships! It doesn't get much better in the 1500m either, with a total of 14 runners representing the best of men's middle distance running in Germany, a country that once had a rich history at both distances. To but it into context, the listing for those men invited to the heats of the 1500m at upcoming British Championships (notwithstanding that not all of the places will be taken) has a total of 72 athletes on the list! In the men's 800m, 30 athletes have been invited, with 15 so far who have accepted.
                        Agree: I did spot this at the European Cup in Poland last weekend. Possibly the weakest German athletics (all disciplines included) generation ever.

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                        • Half the fun of a distance WR attempt is the fluctuating pace - can they get back on schedule etc.

                          This wavelight technology does away with that. I'm not a fan.

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                          • Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
                            Half the fun of a distance WR attempt is the fluctuating pace - can they get back on schedule etc.

                            This wavelight technology does away with that. I'm not a fan.
                            Bah, old grinch! Anyway Hasan well up at 5000m.

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                            • Hassan obviously not affected by the loss of Salazar as a coach.

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                              • 29.06. And we thought Ayana's record was unbelievable.

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