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Offline RandMart

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2018, 11:45:38 AM »
:roll:

Apparently the Barkley RD controls the climate for Boston too. 

That, and chemtrails
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #81 on: April 17, 2018, 01:09:15 PM »
I was talking to a girl at the gym about logistics for the upcoming Broad Street Run while watching and I was reminded that the last time I did that race [2016], it was in conditions much like they ran up in Boston yesterday

That race is only ten miles; I can't imagine what 26.2 would have been like = certainly a Sufferfest

Again, well done to everyone, and I hope you have all rehydrated, refueled, rested and defrosted today

Yeah it was exactly the same!!! Except for the 30 degree temps and howling winds in your face


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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #82 on: April 17, 2018, 01:36:25 PM »
Plus, being an awesome friend & teammate, she waited for Shalane, then paced her back up

https://deadspin.com/shalane-flanagan-takes-13-second-bathroom-break-in-the-1825291930

It didn't occur to me until watching the replay last night, that Des & Shalane AREN'T teammates, really, except in a Team USA kinda way

Des runs for Brooks and is coached by the Hansons; Shalane is NIKE/Schumacher
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #83 on: April 17, 2018, 02:04:07 PM »
Derek is digging into the 2018 finishers' data

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The below data is based on the preliminary results of The 2018 Boston Marathon. The conditions were miserable. The wind was strong and the rain/sleet was challenging. Last year was a scorcher. The results were surprisingly similar for those that finished.

https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2018/04/2018-boston-marathon-first-look-data.html

And look at this ...

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Relative to their qualifying times, Women performed better in Boston in 2018 as well as in 2017.

I guess that means [and feel free to correct me] that although both men and women BOTH suffered in 2017 [heat] and 2018 [wind, rain, snow, etc], the women sucked it up and were more badass than the men under the conditions, and didn't slip as far from their BQs

No surprise there; sorry, dudes

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #84 on: April 17, 2018, 03:47:35 PM »
Shalane Flanagan Talks Boston 2018, Desi's Win, Retirement, Gwen Jorgensen, and More
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #85 on: April 17, 2018, 04:35:09 PM »
congrats to our CH finishers!!!

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #86 on: April 19, 2018, 10:47:37 AM »
Now THIS takes balls!!!

https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2018/04/boston-marathons-retro-bandit.html

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Every year I see bib copying, bib forging, and Iíve seen runners using their previous yearís bib to get onto the course. This is partially possible due to the unchanged design of the Boston Marathon bib over the past few years.

In the age of Photoshop and all the technology, one apparent bandit went decidedly retro:

Itís one thing to be able to slip onto the course without a bib or with a well done forgery. But this guy was wearing a bib from 1996! It turns out that the BAA did change the bib design over the past 22 years.

Not only did he run the race, but was given a medal and took the finisher photo to commemorate the occasion.

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #87 on: April 19, 2018, 11:32:28 AM »
I have one of the 100th Boston bibs.  Off to Boston I go for next year then.   ;)
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #88 on: April 19, 2018, 11:52:22 AM »
I have one of the 100th Boston bibs.  Off to Boston I go for next year then.   ;)

If it's too wrinkly, just scan it into Photoshop, edit the wrinkles out, and re-print it
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #89 on: April 21, 2018, 12:32:27 AM »
Interesting article.

Why Men Quit and Women Donít

"The results for Boston, one of the most competitive marathons in the world, were doleful this year: The winning times for both men and women were the slowest since the 1970s, and the midrace dropout rate was up 50 percent overall from last year.

But finishing rates varied significantly by gender. For men, the dropout rate was up almost 80 percent from 2017; for women, it was up only about 12 percent. Overall, 5 percent of men dropped out, versus just 3.8 percent of women. The trend was true at the elite level, too."
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #90 on: April 21, 2018, 07:08:03 AM »
Fantastic blog post here - How Yuki won
(break Rupp) and much more

http://japanrunningnews.blogspot.com/2018/04/how-it-happened.html
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #91 on: April 23, 2018, 07:52:32 AM »
What a dick!

https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2018/04/how-not-to-finish-a-marathon.html

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It wasnít enough he decided to selfishly stop right on the finish line, somehow completely oblivious to the runner that was finishing right off his hip and proceeded to slammed her while extending his arms for a finish line pose.
After she ran by, he repeated the pose before heading off to collect his medal. He did not bother to check on the runner that he just hit.

It should go without saying. But be aware of your surroundings. Save your posing until after you cross the finish line. And above all, make sure you donít impede or slug another runner.

Thatís Mike Rossi-level douchebaggery
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #92 on: April 23, 2018, 08:43:59 AM »
Much ado about nothing. 

1) 90% of those idiots were in a state of delirium
2) she was tailgating (though I guess he did sort of cut her off)
3) it WAS after the finish line
4) He may well have said sorry, but you can't tell from the video. 

Poor self-awareness, but not exceptionally douchey.  Still outside Moonwalking Allison's league. 

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #93 on: April 23, 2018, 09:24:14 AM »
Much ado about nothing. 

1) 90% of those idiots were in a state of delirium
2) she was tailgating (though I guess he did sort of cut her off)
3) it WAS after the finish line
4) He may well have said sorry, but you can't tell from the video. 

Poor self-awareness, but not exceptionally douchey.  Still outside Moonwalking Allison's league. 

Good points

Re-watching the video, he had his arms up long before the Finish Line, and she was right behind him, then - as he came up to the line - he put his arms down, then up AGAIN, which is when he smacked her, then put them up a THIRD time for another retake
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #94 on: April 23, 2018, 09:40:51 AM »
Also he was far from alone in exaggerated finishing gestures if the person in the puke green on the far right who finished just after him is any indication.  He just had the more unfortunate timing.  And at least neither of them crossed the line with 7 kids spread out along the length of the road, which I believe was one of Moonwalking Allison's crimes.

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #95 on: April 23, 2018, 09:45:52 AM »
Right!
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #96 on: April 24, 2018, 10:05:38 AM »
Iím impressed that he was physically capable of raising his arms three times.

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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #97 on: April 24, 2018, 10:19:11 AM »
Wouldn't be surprise if he was a course-cutter or bandit, besides

I'll have to get a closer look at that bib and see if he's got double letters in his name
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Re: **Boston Marathon 2018**
« Reply #98 on: April 24, 2018, 10:40:18 AM »
My chip didnít register between the start and the half mat. Are you going to start an investigation of me?

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