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« Jul 27, 2010 19:39:33 GMT »
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I'm old enough to remember when athletics was fairly big, the grand prix meetings would be on primetime BBC or ITV, the stadiums were full, even for UK only events and the championships were a big deal, I havent really watched it for a while really apart from olympics etc, but i've got the european championships on now, just seen mo farra make a mug of the spaniard and win the gold, but the stadium is absolutely empty, can't be more than a quarter full.

so when did that happen?

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« Jul 27, 2010 19:41:47 GMT »
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i don't know but i do know that about a month some french kid was the first white person ever to run the 100 meter sprint below 10 seconds

quite an achievement!

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« Jul 27, 2010 19:46:00 GMT »
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i don't know but i do know that about a month some french kid was the first white person ever to run the 100 meter sprint below 10 seconds

quite an achievement!


not when there are jamaicans threatening 9.5 it isnt...

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« Jul 27, 2010 19:47:10 GMT »
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yeah disappointing attendence.

1st night though tbf.

never quite the same in a non world or olympic year.

i notice justin gatlin is making a comeback from his ban.

cheating fucker. ::)

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« Jul 27, 2010 19:50:54 GMT »
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I'm old enough to remember when athletics was fairly big, the grand prix meetings would be on primetime BBC or ITV


i remember those days as well. ;)

itv used to show the big grand prix meets on a friday night.

not caught any of the diamond league meets this season.

i usually watch a few of em.

not sure who's showing em?

or if anyone is? 8-)


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« Jul 27, 2010 19:53:02 GMT »
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i don't know but i do know that about a month some french kid was the first white person ever to run the 100 meter sprint below 10 seconds

quite an achievement!


not when there are jamaicans threatening 9.5 it isnt...


ok, because black people have a better physique for that than white people it's not an achievement to be the fastest white man in history of mankind?

anyway, i saw that french guy running a 100 meter the other day and it was pretty funny to see a white fella between all those black rockets

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I'm old enough to remember when athletics was fairly big, the grand prix meetings would be on primetime BBC or ITV


i remember those days as well. ;)

itv used to show the big grand prix meets on a friday night.

not caught any of the diamond league meets this season.

i usually watch a few of em.

not sure who's showing em?

or if anyone is? 8-)


eurosport shows a lot of them.

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« Jul 27, 2010 19:54:09 GMT »
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I always get the assumption that no-one really cares these days

My family were always fairly big on athletics - my brother has run at the English Schools for example.

Somehow the whole thing needs a facelift in the UK, the venues that are used are crumbling, which the exception of the Don Valley - and the drug element won't have helped either.

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« Jul 27, 2010 19:55:00 GMT »
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being fastest white man is as useful as being the cleverest mong.

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« Jul 27, 2010 20:00:46 GMT »
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being fastest white man is as useful as being the cleverest mong.


uh no, it shows the kid is an exceptional talent that we're going to hear a lot from. it's nice to have white guy in an element of a sport that's being dominated by black people

like in iceskating (which is very popular in here) which has been dominated by white people for like a million years but now you have this black american fella who's running the show. i always like such things :)

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being fastest white man is as useful as being the cleverest mong.


uh no, it shows the kid is an exceptional talent that we're going to hear a lot from. it's nice to have white guy in an element of a sport that's being dominated by black people


he's half a second slower than the fastest sprinters, he can have all the talent he likes but the difference between him and the elite sprinters is the same as between him and a decent county level sprinter.

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« Jul 27, 2010 20:21:26 GMT »
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his personal best is 9.98 and the 5th best runner ever his personal best is 9.84 so that's only 0.14 seconds. there are only 4 men ever sprinted under 9.80

1 9.58 Usain Bolt
2 9.69 Tyson Gay
3 9.72 Asafa Powell
4 9.79 Maurice Greene

i can see the french kid run 9.86 or something within a year or maybe two which will bring him in the top 10 of fastest men ever.

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« Jul 27, 2010 20:23:24 GMT »
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wonder if chambers will win the european title.

that will get some press if he does.

i think he should be allowed to compete in the olympics tbh.

he's served his ban.

he ain't winning a medal anyway ffs.

gatlin will get the chance to go in 2 yrs time.

presuming he qualifies thru the US trials of course. ;D

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« Jul 27, 2010 20:24:32 GMT »
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his personal best is 9.98 and the 5th best runner ever his personal best is 9.84 so that's only 0.14 seconds. there are only 4 men ever sprinted under 9.80

1 9.58 Usain Bolt
2 9.69 Tyson Gay
3 9.72 Asafa Powell
4 9.79 Maurice Greene

i can see the french kid run 9.86 or something within a year or maybe two which will bring him in the top 10 of fastest men ever.


gatlin as well.

admittedly it's been scrubbed cos he tested positive. :D

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« Jul 27, 2010 20:25:56 GMT »
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yeah usain bolt on dope will probably run amsterdam - glasgow in 9.58 so i didn't include that one

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« Jul 27, 2010 20:26:00 GMT »
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being fastest white man is as useful as being the cleverest mong.


uh no, it shows the kid is an exceptional talent that we're going to hear a lot from. it's nice to have white guy in an element of a sport that's being dominated by black people

like in iceskating (which is very popular in here) which has been dominated by white people for like a million years but now you have this black american fella who's running the show. i always like such things :)
yeah, me too I guess. i always cheer for the clumsy white guy in boxing too.

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« Jul 27, 2010 23:51:16 GMT »
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MR_DAVID, PUNISHING HIMSELF FOR BEING WHITE AND ENGLISH SINCE 1956

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« Jul 28, 2010 19:24:41 GMT »
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chambers vs the white guy.

coming up shortly. ;D

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« Jul 28, 2010 19:59:44 GMT »
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the white guy wins. :)

chambers doesn't even win a medal. :o

and steve cram was delighted. :D

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« Jul 28, 2010 20:02:33 GMT »
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and rightly so, chambers should fuck off.

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