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The impossible World Records

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I´d simply put a time limit on world records.

They stand for say 20 years(or some other remotely reasonable time limit)and then they get erased so the race for setting WRs can start again.

 

A 20 year time limit would erase most of the dreadful so called world records.As a Swede I am particulary annoyed that the legendary Carolina Kluft never had a chance to set the official world record.

 

Everyone knows what really went on in the 80´s and 90´s.It has continued into the 2000´s(I wont Farah name names Bolt)..but the most awful one´s is from the 80`s in particular.

 

A time limit would erase Kratochvilova and Koch and others to the scrapyard of history,where they belong.

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42 minutes ago, Blue Swede said:

I´d simply put a time limit on world records.

They stand for say 20 years(or some other remotely reasonable time limit)and then they get erased so the race for setting WRs can start again.

 

A 20 year time limit would erase most of the dreadful so called world records.As a Swede I am particulary annoyed that the legendary Carolina Kluft never had a chance to set the official world record.

 

Everyone knows what really went on in the 80´s and 90´s.It has continued into the 2000´s(I wont Farah name names Bolt)..but the most awful one´s is from the 80`s in particular.

 

A time limit would erase Kratochvilova and Koch and others to the scrapyard of history,where they belong.

 

Total bullshit idea tbh. If the doping continues then what's the point of a 20 year reset? Quite frankly the modern medicine and TUE system allows the doping to be even more difficult to uncover than in the 80s. Two of the biggest modern scandals - BALCO & Russia were only exposed due to the widespread nature of athletes involved and not due to better lab technology.

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Rewriting history serves no purpose, particularly as we honestly can't be 100% certain about any athletes.  The Chinese middle-long distance runners of the mid 1990s will always be the group I'm most annoyed by but it's better to see them listed to show the absurdity than to white-wash it IMO

 

(if you branch into other sports, the East Germany domination of rowing is the most grotesque of them all)

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