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Old 09-15-2019, 11:19 PM
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Old 09-28-2019, 12:25 PM
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The World Championships started yesterday, without Usain Bolt for the first time in a long time. The last Olympics or World Championships without Bolt was 2003.

Schedule of events, with results: https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/ia...imetable/byday

There's some TV coverage on NBCSN and the Olympic Channel.
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The World Championships started yesterday, without Usain Bolt for the first time in a long time. The last Olympics or World Championships without Bolt was 2003.

Schedule of events, with results: https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/ia...imetable/byday

There's some TV coverage on NBCSN and the Olympic Channel.
My favorite event, the 100 meter men's final, coming up in a few minutes.
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My favorite event, the 100 meter men's final, coming up in a few minutes.
Fast final. 4x100 meter relay should also be fun.
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:55 PM
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The men's 400m hurdles final is a must-see on Monday afternoon (3:40 eastern). The world record is under threat.

The record of 46.78 was set in 1992 by Kevin Young (USA), and is the oldest world record in a men's running event. After all these years with nobody approaching it, now there are three men from three different continents who have run sub-47, none of whom were born yet when the record was set.
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Video of the men's 100m final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0yBRQlPNdY

FF to 3:40 if you want to skip the theatrical introductions and go straight to the race.
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This world championships they introduced the mixed 4x400 relay ... 2 men & 2 women on every team, each team can choose any order they like.

In the final, all teams except one chose man-woman-woman-man. The one team that didn't was Poland, who chose a M-M-W-W order with the hope that their second man would provide a large enough lead that the other teams cant catch up.

Video of the race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV53K98BHfM
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Thanks for sharing. Interesting concept and interesting strategy.
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We had a mixed relay when I was in grade school. 4X50 yards.

Not so much mixed as 4 fastest kids in each classroom and at that age the fastest girls could run as fast as the fastest boys.

But I do like the mixed idea. But watching the American male anchor catch and pass the Polish woman anchor made me feel a little bad for her. She looked like she wasn't hardly running the way he sprinted past her just into the first straight away. Though she seemed to hold off the rest of the pack for a while longer, much longer that I was expecting based on how the American ran past her.
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We had a mixed relay when I was in grade school. 4X50 yards.

Not so much mixed as 4 fastest kids in each classroom and at that age the fastest girls could run as fast as the fastest boys.

But I do like the mixed idea. But watching the American male anchor catch and pass the Polish woman anchor made me feel a little bad for her. She looked like she wasn't hardly running the way he sprinted past her just into the first straight away. Though she seemed to hold off the rest of the pack for a while longer, much longer that I was expecting based on how the American ran past her.
He admitted that he went out too fast in his effort to pass her quickly, which later allowed the other teams to get closer as he was dying in the last stretch. If any of the anchors for next two teams were similarly impatient, they would have died near the end and lost out on a medal, as they didn't have a big cushion separating them from the rest of the pack.
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