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  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 17 hours, 3 minutes 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 1 day, 14 hours 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 weeks, 1 day 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 1 month 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 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I’ll go for Vetter & Wlodarczyk

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

  • started the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months, 4 weeks 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 3 months, 4 weeks 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]

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

    This is the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. Each of the 48 events gives out a multiple of delights, surprises, disappointments. Life has its joys and sadnesses. Likewise athletics. Every even seething with drama
    Yes like STEVE I look forward to the next Commonwealth Games….
    Yes too one might snarl at how GBR athletics is organised … but in the end there…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Usain St Leo Bolt
    what records & Championships assault
    the greatest, the Champ
    will end up on many a postage stamp

    Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama Farha, Mo
    let’s other runners go
    but the last lap, the end
    Gold for him’s been the trend

    Lord Sebastian Newbold Coe
    has two things he has to show
    Russy Druggies: stay strong
    Semenya’s more difficult, could go…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Laps

    Wayde van Niekerk
    in all the sprints no shirk
    potential for even more
    so perhaps will bang on the all-time greats door

    And perhaps we’ll let Philipo come up with or pick any winners.

    Wlodarczyk might be a more difficult challenge, and I guess non-colt Bolt will deserve a goodbye jolt, and you’ll give Mo a go. …

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Laps
    When will I make time and be motivated to read all your W HT offering, but thanks anyway.

    Now you’ve offered to do the W50kmW next. Good luck. Not much to go on.

    Inês Henriques ’80 POR
    On the walking scene since 1999, with her best performance, over 20kmW, was being 8th in the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Rome 2016 with…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    ‘Boltnikov’ No he mustn’t have that name! Bolotnikov

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Geoff
    I had the same thought re the home straight, and perhaps if there was an attempt at blockiing a bit, one can image Daley muttering to himself and saying ‘I’m not going to let this red commy beat me, no way!’.
    Actually the Russians, even their MD specialists, post Kuts & Boltnikov, haven’t been so great excepting their 800 man Borzakovskiy.

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