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  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 6 days, 13 hours ago

    Mondo Duplantis was suggested as a potential gold medalist to take the first 21st century gold – but he’s a November 99 birth.

    See a 21st century kid took gold today in the winter Olympics.

  • started the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 week ago

    We are surely getting close to the time when we’ll see someone born in the 21st century leading the world in athletics.

    Who do we think this might be? What disciplines will be taken down first – and which will remain steadfastly stuck in the last century for longest?

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 week, 3 days ago

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/42972647

    Provisional suspension commenced, hearing to be scheduled.

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Having said that, I see on another site (https://www.fastrunning.com/running-athletics-news/world/calls-for-cross-country-to-become-more-extreme-and-edgier/11524 )

    “The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris would be a fitting time to see the return of cross country to the Olympic programme,” said Seb Coe, who also participated in Sunday’s Cross de Itali…

    [Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Surely that could only happen at the expense of the 5000 and 10000 track? And as a summer spectacle, to me it loses some of its appeal, though I would have to accept that for a lot of the world dry featureless XC is what they understand XC to mean.

    EDIT just read the article – he suggests including it in the Winter Olympics, which would chime…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Due to the bizarre nature of the E/W/S/NI split for the CWG, UKSport and British Swimming don’t have jurisdiction of course.

    But the bottom line is that an athlete doesn’t displace a swimmer and vice versa. So whatever the English swimming body has done there isn’t really relevant.

    As for having “no-hopers” in the athletics squad, that’s just a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    I don’t think there is an “suspect” about that – that was precisely the way it was done, the English CWG organising committee was allocated a set number of places for their whole team, and they’ve then allocated them to the various sports, so there is an athletics “bucket” to be filled which EA I think has committed to filling up to the maximum…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Obviously Jonny Mellor has declared his hand. Were any others in the contentiously not-taken list subsequently added (or bizarrely omitted given Jacob Paul’s inclusion) – I’ve lost track!?

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Thought it was an absence of electronic starting blocks which might scupper the WR claim (I did read about his dash to give a sample too though!)

    Whether it is ratified or not, it’s a fine time!

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    DNS :-(

    That’s unusual for Mo.

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    HM starts same time as the marathon according to the start lists, though doesn’t look like there are too many in the marathon – assuming the start lists are complete and accurate there are only just over 150 in the marathon and just shy of 600 in the half, so not a big event. Bit of a payday really.

    Still, Mo’s got a chance to test something…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    Farah on the roads tomorrow in Doha.

    Unlikely to be a stellar field but still interesting to see how close to dipping under 60 he can go if there isn’t any pressure on for the win.

  • started the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    https://yougov.co.uk/news/2018/01/10/what-most-boring-sport/

    Interesting view from the public here. UKA will no doubt view this as being the result of them doing something well, or perhaps the BBC would take those plaudits too?

  • started the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I know we shouldn’t really comment at A sample stage, but that’s disappointing news if it is true.

    Dodgy steak ala Contador? Otherwise Clenbuterol is difficult to innocently explain away.

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    We can’t have it both ways surely Ursus. Even just looking at this thread, we were concluding that the British voting population (from thje 9.4 million audience) would automatically pick Joshua, or at the very least Hamilton, for SPOTY with Mo having no earthly chance. As it turns out, his achievements were the most popular one when voted on.…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    If it wasn’t for Moen I’d say he’d give them a miss, but now that he’s going to be challenged even to be the fastest European marathoner I can see that there is some lure there. August in Berlin though, not ideal timing if he wants (and deserves) a decent payday at one of the Majors that year, though I suppose a good London marathon in 2018 might…[Read more]

  • started the topic larkim in the forum Current events 2 months ago

    I’ve been surprised by how much he has thrown himself straight into his road running career, despite being a huge Mo fan. I honestly thought that once his track career was gone, he’d really struggle to find the motivation to risk getting beaten on the roads over distances which he readily admits he doesn’t find as straightforward as a 5 or…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 2 months ago

    Yes, they always have a replica for all potential winners, and a plan B for awarding it to them. A friend of one of the producers was on Facebook reporting their approach.

    Must be quite a surreal experience with presenters being rehearsed just in case the winner is in their location rather than in the studio.

    Didn’t Andy Murray’s replica fall…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 2 months ago

    Yep. Disproving the “athletics is dead in the public consciousness” theories.

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