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Athletics 2017 Discussion Thread

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heywoodu    1,109

If we're going to change the 20k to 21k and a bit, I've got another idea: why not scrap the 1500 meters and add the 1520 meters? Might as well take the 3000m steeplechase out and add the much more interesting 3043,5m steeplechase :)

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Quasit    54
Just now, heywoodu said:

If we're going to change the 20k to 21k and a bit, I've got another idea: why not scrap the 1500 meters and add the 1520 meters? Might as well take the 3000m steeplechase out and add the much more interesting 3043,5m steeplechase :)

 

A couple of weeks ago, I had a dream FINA changed the programme to mostly obscure events and it featured a 6x12m Butterfly Relay. :lol:

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heywoodu    1,109
1 minute ago, Quasit said:

 

A couple of weeks ago, I had a dream FINA changed the programme to mostly obscure events and it featured a 6x12m Butterfly Relay. :lol:

:roflmao:

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dcro    964

As for 50km, I'm not surprised that such decision was made completely out of public.

 

That seems to be quite a thing for any sport federation, putting forward major changes out of nowhere.

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heywoodu    1,109
3 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

That is just terrible...

 

:ANT can say goodbye to excellent athlete and their relay...

Yep..nothing against GB specifically, but I'm very disappointed with this. It'd be different if he was Jamaican or something, but now a tiny nation with outsider medal chances basically has no chances anymore. 

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dcro    964
24 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

If we're going to change the 20k to 21k and a bit, I've got another idea: why not scrap the 1500 meters and add the 1520 meters? Might as well take the 3000m steeplechase out and add the much more interesting 3043,5m steeplechase :)

 

Marathon is 42,195 km (5,4875% more than 40km), so I suppose these should be the correct distances  :lol:

105,4875 m

116,03625 m hurdles

210,975 m

421,95 m

843,9 m

1582,3125 m

3164,625 m steeplechase

5274,375 m

10548,75 m

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heywoodu    1,109
Just now, dcro said:

 

Marathon is 42,195 km (5,4875% more than 40km), so I suppose these should be the correct distances  :lol:

105,4875 m

116,03625 m hurdles

210,975 m

421,95 m

843,9 m

1582,3125 m

3164,625 m steeplechase

5274,375 m

10548,75 m

Let's send this to IAAF, sounds like a great idea :d 

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dcro    964
2 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Let's send this to IAAF, sounds like a great idea :d 

 

Here's a positive, all those curious World records would be gone. :p

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Quasit    54
12 minutes ago, dcro said:

As for 50km, I'm not surprised that such decision was made completely out of public.

 

That seems to be quite a thing for any sport federation, putting forward major changes out of nowhere.

 

I'm curious to know what they're going to do with Track Cycling.

Maybe they will axe another endurance event and replace it with Flying Lap. :d 

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prso1000    12

Race walking, really weird sport and totally boring in my opinion . But that is a question of taste.

I think it will be a good decision and actually would not mind kicking it out completely. 

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