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  • Originally posted by treadwater1 View Post
    McLaughlin is running the 400 flat tonight, I thought we might see a low 49 from her, however the weather doesn’t look like it will be conducive to quick times
    Can Steiner keep it up through theTrials and WC if required; she's been at it hard since Feb.. Pro next year. That will be interesting.

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    • trevorp
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      We've been here so many times before with American college athletes that I'll just wait and see and get excited as and when appropriate!

    • Occasional Hope
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      Exactly! Sometimes it pans out, sometimes not. Let's see how they do at their trials first.

    • Occasional Hope
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      No show from McLaughlin in New York.

  • Not quite sure what that proves, but is Steiner going for both sprints.?

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    • Occasional Hope
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      I would expect her to try.

    • Ladyloz
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      I wonder if after a long college season it might be best for her to concentrate on the 200 this year for US trials and worlds, it is her better event and the one she would probably perform better in were she to qualify for Worlds.

    • Occasional Hope
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      It probably would, but when you're young and optimistic you're inclined to push your luck and go for everything. Not necessarily the best idea

  • A prediction from me; if all the athletes, Hall, Ross, Cunningham, Steiner get in the first 3 in the Trials,,one at least will hit a wall at the WC in mid July .Even Farnbulleh and he is Liberian. Of course, I may be utterly wrong but many of these athletes are to compete against athletes who are being quite cagey about how often they compete before the Trials.
    Holloway,Norman and a number of Americans dont seem to have competed that much so far this year. Sensibly cautious.

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    • Occasional Hope
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      But then you wonder if some of the quieter ones might be nursing injuries. It goes both ways

    • Ladyloz
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      Hall has already qualified for the Worlds team in the Heptathlon. I

      Fanbulleh finished 5th in Tokyo so he understands the territory so to speak.

      I have a feeling Trey Cunningham might be the one most likely to do an Athing Mu and perform well on the global stage (not necessarily win). We shall see.

    • Occasional Hope
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      I wonder if Hall might have a go at getting selection for the 400 hurdles as well (although a bit of a challenge, the US can send 4 thanks to Muhammad's defending champion wild card). She already has the qualifying time, and an ambitious programme seems to be her thing

  • Did anyone notice Yulimar Rojas's NR 6.93 in the LJ recently? I think she's going to take the double seriously in Eugene.

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    • At the Gouden Spike in Leiden (NED) today ...

      Sara Kolak threw a big SB, 62.62, and had 2 other throws over 61m.
      Nafi Thiam LJ'd 6.54 (+2.4), good for 2nd behind Jogaile Petrokaite (LTU), 6.56 (almost a PB).

      Yassine Hethat (ALG) won the 800 in 1:44.80.
      Just a little addition to this... Thiam also competed in the 100m hurdles in Gouden, running a decent 13.66 (+0.2m/s).... However, the really interesting part of the result is who finished ahead of the Belgian. When I saw the name "Melanie Walker" finishing 2nd in that race, I did a rather big double take. I thought the former Olympic and World 400 hurdles champion, and one of the fastest in history, had retired ears ago. But no, there she was, aged 39, making an appearance in Belgium of all places.
      For those that want to know, she finished in a time of 13.59.

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      • Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

        Just a little addition to this... Thiam also competed in the 100m hurdles in Gouden, running a decent 13.66 (+0.2m/s).... However, the really interesting part of the result is who finished ahead of the Belgian. When I saw the name "Melanie Walker" finishing 2nd in that race, I did a rather big double take. I thought the former Olympic and World 400 hurdles champion, and one of the fastest in history, had retired ears ago. But no, there she was, aged 39, making an appearance in Belgium of all places.
        For those that want to know, she finished in a time of 13.59.

        Yes, I've seen Melaine Walker in a few races this year (Czech Republic, Belgium etc). And I think every startlist I've seen this year has spelt her name Melanie instead!

        Until this year, I too presumed she had retired, but take a look at her World Athletics profile - https://worldathletics.org/athletes/...alker-14285977 . She has results in every year, apart from 2014, 2018 & 2019. So, maybe she did retire after 2017 and then "unretired" in 2020. In 2020 & 21 all her races were in Jamaica hence why I didn't notice, and for the few years from 2017 back, mostly small meetings in the US.

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        • 12.84 for Devon Allen and Grant Holloway well beaten, that was a bit of a surprise.

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          • Devon Allen beats his nemesis Grant Holloway!

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            • So that's a Gold level meeting. !! Never in the field of tv coverage of shot putting has so much time been spent watching a bunch of delicious shot putters prowling round and throwing not too well.
              A pretty unbalanced meeting with a few, , very few , highlights.Thank goodness we have two DLs in the next 7 days. No decent middle or longer distance races.

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              • Wondered why the posters said nowt about our GB entrants in Sollentuna. Stonier ,Giles and Snowden . Very poor, worst this season so far.Warming up for our Trials??Did anything special happen to cause them to run 3.38s.Snowden seems to be running worse each meet.

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                • MysteryBrick
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                  Right, so for Stonier, who had a PB of 3:39 until 3 weeks ago, 3:38 is a poor run. Good to know.

                • MysteryBrick
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                  Obvious troll is obvious...

                • Occasional Hope
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                  And EG is recovering from injury.

              • 19.60 for Noah Lyles. Quite a statement.

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                • That was quite the run from Allen, Holloway has been eclectic for much of the last two seasons but it’s looking like there’s a possibility he won’t come away with a global gold in either of them

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                  • For gods sake grow up, mystery , and stop making excuses for our athletes. Screaming from the rooftops every time some brit does anything of reasonable merit and making silly juvenile comments when our athletes have a poor race. Well thrashed tonight in 6th and 7th.
                    I offer you a free transfer to Letsrun. You would do well there,,fanboy 😒😒😒

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                    • MysteryBrick
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                      That wasn't a poor race from Stonier

                    • MysteryBrick
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                      It was his third best ever and would have been a PB 3 weeks ago. Unlike you, I deal in facts, which is why you find me so irritating.

                    • MysteryBrick
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                      Any comment on Gemili's 20.15 opener? Or does that go against your narrative so you choose to ignore it?

                  • I discuss what I choose, fanboy. Have you made Gemili your new WC medallist,?. Who cares. ?.. I recall your facts, giving us all the benefit of your vast stat knowledge that Kerr compares favourably to our greatest 1500m because of a 3.29 in Tokyo. Coe,Ovett and Crammy,great champions, voted it the idiot comment of the decade. Well done.!!

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                    • MysteryBrick
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                      He does compare favourably, based on performance quality and silverware. Compare favourably does not mean better than. I left a long and detailed post that you didn't reply to, because you knew it was correct.

                  • A fact or two. George Mills 3.37.10 easy victory in Geneva. Toby Makoyawo 10.38 100m in 6th place in Geneva.

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