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Thought there was a thread for athletics but search returned nothing in the Sport(s) folder...

 

Anyone watching the current Worlds? Not that anyone in Doha is, they’re even bussing in migrant workers to pad numbers but still failing to make the stadium look busier than a League Two football match.

 

Its a crying shame, especially with athletics  still sorely needing a shot in the arm, so to speak, after Usain Bolt’s retirement.

 

Still plenty of supremely talented athletes on show, including the sublime Allyson Felix, who has won the 12th World Championship gold of a her glittering career, and Britain’s own Dina Asher-Smith, who goes for gold in the 200m tonight, having picked up a silver in the 100m.

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I usually watch all the main atheltic events but just as I will be doing when the world cup is in Qatar,  I have refused to watch any of it so far.

 

 

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It’s a shambles. Feel for the athletes; train a two-to-four year cycle to perform in front of such a paltry crowd. 

 

IAAF should be ashamed for awarding the games to the place.

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30 minutes ago, glb said:

It’s a shambles. Feel for the athletes; train a two-to-four year cycle to perform in front of such a paltry crowd. 

 

IAAF should be ashamed for awarding the games to the place.

I am sure their bank balances counter any shame they may be feeling.

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The crowd is comical compared to London 2017. But the next one is in Doping Central - Small NikeTown USA - rather than, you know, places where lots of people from loads of different countries live or can easily travel, so it’s good to see that the IAAF are learning their lessons.

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5 hours ago, JohnC said:

So then, Kipchoge doing a sub-2-hour marathon. Bit good. 


Watched the whole thing in awe. Almost incomprehensible as an achievement. Favourite breakdown of the pace required by Kipchoge was he had to run 100m in 17 seconds 421* times consecutively :lol:

 

*okay 421 and a bit more

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