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  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 22 hours, 8 minutes ago

    LuckSpikes
    – M TJ I waited in 2016 for Taylor (18.21 ’15) & Pichardo (18.08 ’15) to make another stunning breakthrough, but it wasn’t to be, with Pichardo ‘disappearing’, though last year Taylor did a fine 18.11. As you say perhaps a 1-5% chance here

    – M JT Zelezny has many high ranked throws but as you say many have just one great throw and is…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 2 days, 15 hours ago

    LuckySpikes
    Thanks for drawing attention to the article.

    Meanwhile interesting to see, indoors admittedly, that Coleman has twice beaten the men’s 60m WR (if once with no testing for drugs). Not that I am thinking he will challenge Bolts 100 outdoor WR of 9.58, but doubtless he’ll want to up his 9.82 PB (9th all-time list).

    So which current WRs…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 2 months, 1 week ago

    On the one hand what draws people to football?

    On the other hand very few watch rifle shooting for instance I guess

    Where between those two does track & field fir? And why?

    Some events in track & field have perhaps never, for the general public, had a super-star eg Zelezny is popular in CZE, and the close fans know how super he was, and god,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 2 months, 1 week ago

    Levitasverum
    You suggest ‘There’s something magical about being “there” when a new record was set’. I’d add that I feel there is something ‘magical’ when a new record has been set, even if one isn’t even present at the record setting itself.

    I do confirm though that competition too is ‘magical’ even when no records are set.

    Sadly both WRs and c…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 2 months, 1 week ago

    Whoever looks at WRs or does not look at WRs, the ‘fact’ is that records have always had their place. And always, however roughly in the past, those observing and recording the records have tried to do an accurate and exact job of capturing the performance.

    If the world Body for athletics was perhaps less accurate and exact in capturing…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 2 months, 1 week ago

    JustRunFast
    Like Brexit, Jerusalem … there is no easy answer
    Meanwhile the sport’s Championships excite and delight …

    Breaking those pre-’05 WRs
    Men
    DT 74.08 ’86 – not yet
    HT 86.74 ’86 – not yet
    SP 23.12 ’90 – top men are nudging up, Crouser, Kovacs, Hill
    LJ 8.95 ’91 – not yet
    400h 46.78 ’92 – not yet
    HJ 2.45 ’93 – Barshim has been near…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 2 months, 1 week ago

    Slowly current athletes are chipping away at the pre-2005 WRs.
    Currently
    – Men’s WRs: 12 of the 24 are pre-’05
    – Women’s WRs: 13 of the 24 are pre-’05

    A look at the ‘stubborn’ 25 WRs prompts one to think that there are athletes out there that could break some of them in the next season or two …

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    This matter is in the news again:
    ‘The proposal by the European Athletics Council to disregard all athletic world records set before 2005 should be abandoned, insist experts in an editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.’

    I agree.

    For full article see
    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/b-dpt120517.php

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    IAAF World Athlete of the Year – result

    M Barshim HJ
    W Thiam HEP – what will Katarina Johnson-Thompson be thinking …

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    IAAF World Athlete of the Year 2017 finalists announced

    Men
    Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT)
    Mo Farah (GBR)
    Wayde van Niekerk (RSA)

    Women
    Almaz Ayana (ETH)
    Ekaterini Stefanidi (GRE)
    Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I’ll go for Vetter & Wlodarczyk

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 6 months ago

    SovietVest
    Interesting you describing Mo’s running: ‘long bouncy stride’.
    Until the last lap or two he looks so easy, relaxed, not over-striding and does he bounce more than others, more than he should? His ease of movement stands out from the rest of the field members. Surely that reflects efficiency.

    And so to the final bit: how co’ordinated…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 6 months ago

    Good that Chelimo was disqualified in the M 5000, pulling on Mo a metre or so from the finish to try and lever himself past Mo. Nearly as bad a FB match at the end, but Mo prevailed.
    And otherwise just 1 WL in the W stch – lots of tired athletes, many likely going thro the motions – but not in the M 5000!!!

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 6 months ago

    Mo over Edris here in Zurich 0.04
    Gatlin over Bolt in London 0.03
    It was that sort of closeness

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 6 months ago

    SovietVest
    Thanks for that. If there is a sniff at records then that adds another dimension to the race, besides the tactical drama, an aspect which I always appreciate.

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 6 months ago

  • started the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 6 months ago

    Provisional entry lists
    see
    https://zurich.diamondleague.com/en/programme-results-zurich/#baseFrame#outputs/results/iaaf/atResults/js/mappings/schedule#ScheduleInit#CURRENTEVENT_JSON

    Men’s 5000: will this be the event of the night? at 2114h
    Forget the watch, just watch the finishing tape.

    Muktar Edris ’94 ETH
    12 54.83 ’14 1st PB 46 all-time…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 6 months, 1 week ago

    WLs
    Winners in London
    15 men’s events which includes some who made the WL slot at the Champs
    14 women’s event which includes some who made the WL slot at the Champs

    Interesting all 4 men and 4 women jumpers were WLs beforehand and won in London

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 6 months, 1 week ago

    Ursus
    ‘Unlike you’ you say. Well we’re all multi-personalities I guess, and see the strivings of athletes in different ways. Ageing joints preclude masters athletics so words it has to be! And about athletics too with all its faults national and International.

  • started the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 6 months, 1 week ago

    WR M 0, W 1
    WL M 4, W 6
    CR M 1 W 2
    All 48 events
    M
    100 Justin Gatlin
    got a win
    but a double druggie past
    received a spectator boo boo blast

    200 Ramil Guliyev
    upped each and every rev
    with many a tatoo
    but didn’t get a boo

    400 Wayde van Niekerk
    previously gave the world record a jerk
    went for a double
    but he met trouble

    800 Pierre-Ambroise…[Read more]

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