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    LuckySpikes
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    For the Stockholm DL, the hour before the BBC broadcast starts is live on Swedish TV (VPN needed) - it includes the W 1500, M 3000SC and various field events. The link has been added to the latest document in the Live Streaming Links thread.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    Yes, Australia, US and GB all have really strong teams in the M1500m.
  • LuckySpikes
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    Originally posted by alfie View Post
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    Delighted by the way for McSweyn . He is clearly in extremely good form and represents what is sadly rare in modern times : a male Australian track performer with at least a chance of pushing for an Olympic medal. Days of Elliott , Doubell , etc long past... Not saying he will win one - tough event. But he has to be in the mix.
    Australia will have a strong 1500m team in Tokyo what with Olli Hoare and Jye Edwards as well. All 3 of them would have a shot at a medal if the final is run in a way that suits them. McSweyn & Hoare would probably prefer it fast, Edwards probably slower at the start with a hard run for home about 600 out.

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  • Grassmarket
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    Originally posted by alfie View Post
    Records seem to be falling almost daily - all the disruptions of Covid , rather counterintuitively , seem to have been "good" for performances.

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    I’m not sure it is counter-intuitive. I think most mid-career athletes are carrying some kind of minor injury, so a year’s break, or at least a very light season, can only be beneficial.

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  • alfie
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    Records seem to be falling almost daily - all the disruptions of Covid , rather counterintuitively , seem to have been "good" for performances.

    Warholm was going to do it sooner or later . Very impressive , though ! Suspect Vetter might be the next to take down a long-standing mark.

    Delighted by the way for McSweyn . He is clearly in extremely good form and represents what is sadly rare in modern times : a male Australian track performer with at least a chance of pushing for an Olympic medal. Days of Elliott , Doubell , etc long past... Not saying he will win one - tough event. But he has to be in the mix.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    Lack of moderators, for the most part
  • Pierre Johansson
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    "Now the nasty shits of t and f news are going into their pathetic suggestions that she may be perhaps , a bit masculine.. creeps; she looks a lot more normal than Mu.to me. Ok she is young but so is many an american. Knighton ???"
    -- "philipo" about Christine Mboma

    That aged well, didn't it? Seems like those "nasty shits" and "creeps" had a point...

    Anyway, is there a reason that "philipo" can get away with his incessant (drunken?) rants and awful behaviour on this forum? It's appalling.

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    Thanks
    Grassmarket
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    Grassmarket.
    There is quite a lot of comment out there, with a tiny proportion of more factual information.

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  • Grassmarket
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    Originally posted by philipo View Post
    unapproved. Why for goodness sake
    Because we’ve all spent the last year moaning about spam. Just search Namibia Olympic Team.

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  • philipo
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    unapproved. Why for goodness sake

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  • Grassmarket
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  • Grassmarket
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    Mboma link.

    https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sp...ce-2021-07-02/

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  • Grassmarket
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  • Grassmarket
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    Originally posted by paul View Post
    Anyone know what's going on with Mboma?
    Yes, but it would involve posting a link! Verboten as anti spam measure. See below or not.

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  • paul
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    Anyone know what's going on with Mboma?

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  • Grassmarket
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  • Grassmarket
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    Here we go. Myklos Alekna 69.77 with the 1.75kg, second best all time, actually.
  • trickstat
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  • trickstat
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    Originally posted by Ursus View Post
    If I’m right Warholm’s run means that the 1500 is now the longest standing Olympic track individual men’s WR, dating back to 98 (4x4 goes back to 93, but we all know relays don’t count :-)).

    In the field this is predated by DT (86), HT (86), LJ (91), HJ (93), TJ (95) and JT (96).

    SP (90) is probably strictly on that list too as I doubt Crouser’s mark has been ratified yet. Mondo only broke the proper (ie outdoor) mark last year which dated back to 94.

    Make of that what you will (and some of you will definitely make things of it!) but looks like no men’s outdoor field WRs were set between 96 and 2020 which is quite staggering really.

    Might have been even worse if Bubka had actually tried to see what he was really capable of rather than inching (centimetring!) up the bar for the cash.

    There have been near misses though….

    DT - Alekna 73.88 in 00

    JT - Vetter’s 97.76 last year

    TJ - Taylor’s 18.21 in 15

    HJ - Barshim’s 2.43 in 14.

    HT and LJ pretty much unchallenged.
    One thing I realised is that, during the 80s and 90s, we had probably the greatest ever exponents in the men's HJ (Sotomayor), PV (Bubka), HT (Sedykh*) and JT (Zelezny) so perhaps it's not surprising that some records from then have lasted quite a few years. Plus Edwards, who some might argue is the greatest ever TJer.

    *I know he won his first Olympics in the '70s but I don't think he set a WR that decade.

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