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  • Ursus
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    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but I quite like the effect this year is having with not seeing all the major contenders facing each other week in week out at DLs across the globe. It makes the Olympics all the more exciting as a reckoning.
    I believe the formal medical name is Coe-Ovett syndrome.

    Totally agree.

    Cricket and rugby are other sports where you get a lot of the same old at what’s supposed to be the top level. Richie McCaw played against Australia a scarcely believable 37 times. Sachin Tendulkar made 84 ODI appearances against Sri Lanka alone.

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  • trickstat
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    That's an interesting point. I have some sympathy when people complain that the big names don't face each other often enough, but, for me, things could go too much the other way and the novelty can wear off.

    I felt that Kerr vs Wightman in the Trials yesterday was made more interesting as there have been times when they have been competing an ocean apart from each other. While the women's 400 had athletes from the NCAA, US based non-NCAA, some who'd run on the European circuit and others who had only been competing domestically.

  • Occasional Hope
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    Knighton is a real phenomenon.

    Some other major threats to the medals from the US. Maybe it's just me, but I quite like the effect this year is having with not seeing all the major contenders facing each other week in week out at DLs across the globe. It makes the Olympics all the more exciting as a reckoning.

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  • Ladyloz
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    Just catching up on the results overnight.

    Gabby Thomas 21.61!!! She's been in good form and the conditions were clearly ideal for sprinting but even so where did that come from?

    19.88 for 17 year old Erriyon Knighton beating Bolt's World Junior Record and also Noah Lyles for the 2nd time in 2 days.

    Grant Holloway just 0.01 away from the world record. And Benjamin 46.83 - will be interesting to see what Warholm runs in Oslo next week. And Deanna Price over 80m in the Hammer.

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  • marra
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    Some outstanding performances tonight. Holloway just missing the 110 WR, Benjamin likewise in the 400H, Thomas sending serious warning shots to SMU and DAS in the 200 and Knighton once again showing he's an absolute star in the making.

    Add in Reece in the LJ, Price in the Hammer and Nageotte in the PV and this was a scarily good evening for the US if they can carry this form to Tokyo.

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  • LuckySpikes
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    Originally posted by SprintRelayFan View Post
    No Elise cranny in the 10k…
    Great performance by Emily Sisson running 15:49 / 15:14 splits in 85 degree heat. She lives and trains in Phoenix so is well used to a bit of warmth.
    Also, my gal Alicia Monson did the job, finishing 3rd.

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  • philipo
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    The whole world of athletics know their officials do not believe in starting rules; why world athletics let's these people on a track is one of life's mysteries ; encouraging cheating is part of their DNA.

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  • SprintRelayFan
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    No Elise cranny in the 10k…

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  • marra
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    In fairness, the equipment did seem to be somewhat wonky - there was at least one of the false starts where the reaction time shown didn't remotely seem to match the replays. And they did eventually chuck someone out. It's tough to say for certain whether it was poor preparation from the athletes or poor equipment but the 4 false starts in the women's 400m H heat that followed do somewhat support the technology argument I'd say.

  • Occasional Hope
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    Interview with Gabby Thomas here: https://www.runnersworld.com/runners...lympic-trials/

  • Grassmarket
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    Some ridiculously soft refereeing in the 110m H. One of the heats had 5 false starts with no-one even shown a yellow card. No wonder Americans get hysterical when they’re called out at international events.

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  • trickstat
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    Thomas has been around for a few years and has run quite a few times in Europe. Commentators would mention that she is a graduate of Harvard suggesting that she was quite strong academically as Ivy League colleges don't do sports scholarships.

  • Ladyloz
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    I think Mu could run 1:55 and win gold. But she could also get caught out tactically as she doesn't yet have the international experience. Will be great to see her there regardless

  • SprintRelayFan
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    And both Sturgis and brown out! Thomas is doing great. I’d not come across her before these champs

  • LuckySpikes
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    21.94 PB WL (+1.8) for Gabby Thomas.
    Last edited by LuckySpikes; 26-06-21, 00:52.
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