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  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 week, 1 day ago

    Why? That event’s moved on while he’s got worse.

    He’s only run sub 45 twice in the last 4 years. 44.71 in 2014 Euros and then his 2015 44.45 PB in Beijing. On the latter there were so many stunning times that whoever on here wondered if the track was 390m might have had a point. Bar those, his performances are beyond ordinary for a man of his…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 week, 1 day ago

    Why? That event’s moved on while he’s got worse.

    He’s only run sub 45 twice in the last 4 years. 44.71 in 2014 Euros and then his 2015 44.45 PB in Beijing. On the latter there were so many stunning times that whoever on here wondered if the track was 390m might have had a point. Bar those, his performances are beyond ordinary for a man of his…[Read more]

  • started the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 week, 1 day ago

    At Last

    About 10 years too late, but he’s got there in the end. Let’s hope he gives it a proper crack.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 week, 6 days ago

    He’s 18. In no way is taking a year out a positive sign.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 week, 6 days ago

    Philipo, excellent point about T&F being very hard to follow in a stadium. Very true, especially somewhere as vast the Olympic Stadium. Even as a fan with particular interests I get very easily distracted by other action.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 week, 6 days ago

    What appeals to a 53 yo (I’m assuming you started going when you were 10!) aficionado may be very different to a generation “attention span of a gnat” teenager.

    If you compare Coe’s win in LA 84 and Manganoi in London a couple of months ago….both faced heats, semi and final, both wore similar kits, both ran around 400m synthetic tracks, both…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 weeks ago

    I think you were being facetious when you said that Steve, but it nails it. That’s exactly the way younger generations ARE going; instant gratification and move on is becoming the order of the day. People are becoming much more choosy in the way they invest their time and the sport ignores this at its peril.

    I think Laps is right that it’s a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 weeks ago

    I think you were being facetious when you said that Steve, but it nails it. That’s exactly the way younger generations ARE going; instant gratification and move on is becoming the order of the day. People are becoming much more choosy in the way they invest their time and the sport ignores this at its peril.

    I think Laps is right that it’s a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 weeks ago

    Or maybe he’s the kind of visionary the sport needs?

    Big Champs (usually, but not always) and some DL attract big crowds. Domestic meets don’t, participation numbers are down, drugs, reducing TV coverage etc all add up to a sport with problems.

    Other sports have moved on in so many respects and it’s right that everything should be on the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 weeks ago

    Oh Gawd, wouldn’t trust that lot.

    Definitely Vetter and Pearson for me then.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Vetter for going 2nd all time and having that series – also the 2nd best of all time – in Lucern.

    And Pearson, for sheer bouncebackability. Not sure if that’s one of the criterion, in fact I have no idea what they are at all. Is it totally subjective?

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Doesn’t appear to have been anything performance enhancing.☹️

    No doubt the full story will come out over time.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    My guess is there’ll be a criminal conviction, but no custodial sentence. But it could take a while to come before the courts and its likely that the ECB would impose some sort of post conviction ban as well, possibly a couple of tests. Might be in everyone’s interests to just stand him down regardless.

    Suspect anything the authorities do may…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 3 weeks ago

    Dear Kat….

    That’s all there is to the spear. What’s the problem?

    Steve, I’m sure we could find something similar for the “easy” shot.

    Soviet, interesting post. I guess the key question is how much she “wants” to do the hep. V good points on global HJ standards.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 3 weeks ago

    Quite. Another addition to a lengthening rap sheet. Fabulous cricketer, but….

    And to prove our own sport isn’t immune from idiots, have a google of “Jason Lobo voyeur”. Heading for some quality time at one of HM’s hotels. Quite sad really.

    Sportsmen aren’t Gods, they have the same frailities and problems as the rest of us. Sometimes we forget…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Great argument.

    Generally the case in the spear, which is more a pull than a throw, albeit Wolfermann and Yego (blokes, admittedly) won global titles despite only being around 5′ 9″. But I’ll come back to it yet again, if someone can’t master the basic technique, it doesn’t matter if they’re built like Sanderson or Backley.

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

    JTs, in particular, come in all shapes and sizes and I’ve seen some very skinny athletes hurl the spear miles. I’d put the technical and mental way above the physical although I’ll concede that KJT in particular did look very light in the upper body. But if the technique’s not there, a few kilos of extra muscle won’t be much help.

    Lake’s 20.…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 month ago

    “One last shot” at the hep. Suspect she already knows that she’ll be a HJ specialist before long.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 month ago

    Interesting observation, Soviet. There certainly has been a flurry of records over recent years. Here’s how I reckon the records stack up.

    Men

    Pre 02 100, 200, 400, 800, mile, 100h, 400h, chase, HJ, TJ, SP (Myerscough’s 03 mark wasn’t ratified), JT, Dec, 4×4, marathon

    Post 02

    1500, 5K, 10K (noticing a theme?), PV, LJ, DT, HT (by 1 cm),…[Read more]

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

    A most eloquent post from biggut indeed. I accept some of his arguments, but by no means all.

    Let’s strip medals out of this. Backley could no more influence Zelezny’s date of birth than Dasher can Elaine Thompson’s.

    We may have more strength in depth in terms of top 10 or 20, but I’d argue that back in the day not only did we have much higher…[Read more]

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