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Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Monday Morning Run: Bolt returns, Farah sets world lead, De Grasse doubles up

July 27, 2015 |

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If you live in the United States, I bet you were wondering why there was live track on your television during primetime last week. The Pan-American Games wasn’t the best showcase, but we’d all be idiots … Read More

Monday Morning Run: Dibaba beats history, Kiprop scares the record and the rest of those 1500m times

July 20, 2015 |

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World records, historically deep races, false start drama, US relay ramifications, 200m runners running in the wrong lanes…..Monaco had a little bit of everything.  I tried my best to cover it all.  If there is … Read More

Stat Sunday: Sub-3:50 Statistical Abstract

July 19, 2015 |

Welcome back to Stat Sunday, a new feature where we overanalyze a particular event. In past weeks I’ve looked at the men’s and women’s 100 meters. Today we’re looking at the men’s mile.

The obvious time to look at for … Read More

SPEED Rankings #4 Sprints and Hurdles: Bye bye Bolt

July 17, 2015 | | 4 Comments

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Before you jump into the Monaco Diamond League meet, here’s the latest update of a bi-weekly tradition. Remember, these rankings are unscientific and most likely inaccurate.  They are based on the predicted finish order if … Read More

Sub-11.00 Statistical Abstract

July 14, 2015 | | 9 Comments

Recently we published our sub-10.00 statistical abstract on the men’s 100 meters. In the interest of fairness, it’s time to look at a comparable number for the women’s 100 meters: sub-11.00 seconds.

And it very much a comparable time. By … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: Dibaba rocks the 1500, triple jump duel, Gatlin rolls along

July 13, 2015 | | 3 Comments

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Track’s endless season is beginning to show the faintest signs of a resolution. There are only three Diamond League meets, and less than six weeks, until the World Championships begin in Beijing.

By this point, most of … Read More

SPEED Rankings #3: Mid-Distance and Distance

July 10, 2015 |

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Lausanne, Paris and the US Championships helped cement a few favorites for the World Championships and provoked more questions in other events. Here is the latest look at the best in world according to one man’s … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: The Felix double, Bolt’s back and Jager gets so close

July 6, 2015 | | 4 Comments

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The Diamond League returned on Saturday and if there is a more patriotic way to spend a fourth of July than watching a track meet from Paris on your laptop I don’t know what it … Read More

Sub-10.00 Statistical Abstract

July 5, 2015 | | 6 Comments

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Yesterday’s Meeting Areva, the Paris stop on the Diamond League tour, had a lot of upsets and wild finishes. One race that did go according to form was the men’s 100 meters, where … Read More

FIELD Rankings #1: Jumps

July 2, 2015 |

Kevin Sully periodically publishes the SPEED Rankings, a power ranking of sorts for the running events. This is the inaugural edition of the FIELD Rankings. These rankings are unscientific, subjective, and most likely inaccurate. They are based on my predicted … Read More