2018 Athletics Thread

Ohyes

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I won't be since Andre degrasse won't be competing but I do hope New Zealand wins in womens shot put.
 

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Today competition was insane with many controversial DQ

American guy was DQ of the 800m then he was reinstated (bumping a brit off the podium)

But the most questionable was Oscar Husillos who won the 400m in a Championship Record 44.92!! but got DQ moments later along with the silver medalist Luguelin Santos

Poor guy he knew abot this while being interviewed on national tv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsyJjwfD0LY
 

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I guess this is the best place to post this. Roger Bannister, the first to run a sub 4 minute mile, has passed away. He was 88.
 

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The U.S. men clearly need to have clinics on how to not lose relays in the last 50 meters. First it was their 4X100ms, now it's happening in their 4X400ms too. You would think they would have learned from 2017 Worlds. What was Norwood doing in that final stretch? :rolleyes:

Congrats to Poland for winning and the world record! Belgium won bronze by .01! :eek:
 

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Anyone else going to follow the Boston Marathon tomorrow? :D

The Americans have the best chance in decades to win the men’s, women’s, or even both. :eek:

Women’s favorites: Molly Huddle, Shalene Flanagan, Desi Linden (all USA)

Men’s favorite: Geoffery Kirui (Kenya - last year’s champion), Galen Rupp (USA), some other Kenyan or Ethiopian.
 

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Quite enjoying the London Marathon today! Mo Farah seems to be having his struggles, but hey it's a whole new ball game for him despite the BBC commentators hyping him to death! :rolleyes:
 

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Kipchoge -masteclass in marathon running in a v warm London.

Kind of 😡 at Farah breaking Steve Jones' British Record for the first time in 33 years. He (Steve) is a family friend.
 

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Kipchoge -masteclass in marathon running in a v warm London.

Kind of 😡 at Farah breaking Steve Jones' British Record for the first time in 33 years. He (Steve) is a family friend.
It stood for 33 years - that's no mean accomplishment. Mo did well to finish 3rd - he still has a lot to learn about Marathon running as this was only his 2nd ever competitive one.

Sad to learn however that a runner collapsed during the race and has since died in hospital. He was a semi-finalist in the UK MasterChef Professionals reality TV show in 2017. So sad as he was running it in memory of his father who died 18 months ago :(
 

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Absolutely tragic about him. I had a hissy fit when he didn't make the final last year. :fragile:

Horrific for his family.
 

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@Lorac I'm part of a walking group (we are just some mates all touched by it, not a regular walking group) who are going to walk 3.7 miles on Sunday to #FinishforMatt.

Agh I just used a hashtag! :scream:
 

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@Lorac I'm part of a walking group (we are just some mates all touched by it, not a regular walking group) who are going to walk 3.7 miles on Sunday to #FinishforMatt.

Agh I just used a hashtag! :scream:
Good for you. I just saw that initiative and will be going out on Sunday to do my own walk and will donate as well.:respec:

Using hashtag gets us all eventually :rofl:
 
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I saw the Men's leaders pass by while I was standing on the wall of the Tower - my husband and I took a tour and popped out just at the right moment! Wow, I haven't seen such crowds in a city in ages! It was really fun being there even though I wasn't there specially for the Marathon.
 

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