– 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Like Brexit, Jerusalem … there is no easy answer
Meanwhile the sport’s Championships excite and delight …
Breaking those pre-’05 WRs
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]
Slowly current athletes are chipping away at the pre-2005 WRs.
– 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 …
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.’
For full article see
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]
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!!!
In fact 5 exciting head to head encounters
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]
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
‘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.
WR M 0, W 1
WL M 4, W 6
CR M 1 W 2
All 48 events
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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