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Wind Gauge Effect In Sprint Races – How It Affects Times?

Wind Gauge Effect In Sprint Races – How It Affects Times?

Usain Bolt won yesterday the 100 m in Moscow (200 m above sea level) with a time of 9.77 his personal best this season but almost 0.19 seconds below his World Record (2009, in Berlin, 34 m above sea level). But the race was held with a wind of -0.3 m/s – way below the legal

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List of Marathon Certified Courses: Only Some Are Eligble for A World Record

For a world record to be considered as such by the IAAF, the marathon course must have 42.195 km measured using the ‘calibrated bicycle method’, which consists in fitting a Jones Counter (see post’s image) between the left fork leg and the front wheel of a bicycle which counts the revolutions of the wheel and ridding such bike through the

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Athletics World Championships 2013 – Do You Know The World Records to Beat (Women)?

The Athletics World Championships will start tomorrow in Moscow. IAAF Athletics World Championships 2013 – Race Calendar and Facts If you want to closely follow this event and know some facts about the women’s world records for the 23 events that will take place in Moscow you may consider reading these brief notes. In women, Europe

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Athletics World Championships 2013 – Do You Know The World Records to Beat (Men)?

The Athletics World Championships will start tomorrow in Moscow. IAAF Athletics World Championships 2013 – Race Calendar and Facts If you want to closely follow this event and know some facts about the men’s world records for the 24 events that will take place in Moscow you may consider reading these brief notes. In men, Americas

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Athletics World Championships Prize Money: How Much For A World Record?

The 2013 Athletics World Championship will start next Saturday, August 10th, in Moscow.  IAAF Athletics World Championships 2013 – Race Calendar and Facts More than 7 million US$ will be made available by the IAAF as prize money for athletes. In Individual Events finals prize money are the following: Gold: US$ 60,000; Silver: US$ 30,000; Bronze:

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Bolt and Farah 600 Metres Charity Race: Who will Win? (Poll and Facts)

Mo Farah challenged Usain Bolt for a 600 or 800 metres race with charity purposes. Bolt accepted the challenge and a 600 metres races will be held at a place and date both yet unknown. In the past a somehow similar challenge was held between Michael Johnson (200 metres 1996 Olympic Champion) and Donovan Bailey (100

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IAAF Athletics World Championships 2013 – Race Calendar and Facts

The 2013 athletics world championships will take place between August 10th and 18th, in Moscow, Russia. The 100 metres men’s race (August 11th, 18:50 CET) and the marathon (August 17th, 12:30 CET) are usually the most awaited events. In the 100 metres Usain Bolt was supposed to have the fierce competition of USA’ Tyson Gay that recently proved to be in

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Athletics 4X100 Metres Relay – 100 Metres in 8.70 Seconds? Say it Again?

The 4×100 Metres relay is one of the most spectacular sprint athletics races one can watch. The best teams often do not win the race since they are disqualified namely when transitions are made between runners. The transition or exchange zone is 20 meters long (changeover box that’s situated 10m before and 10m after the start

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Super Athletes – UK Sports Personality of the Year: Olympics and Monty Python? Our Post 100!!!

The 2012 shortlist for the UK sports personality of the year was announced yesterday and without great surprise is dominated by Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy, tennis star Andy Murray, and athletes Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah are candidates in a 12-strong list. Rower Katherine Grainger, golfer Rory McIlroy, boxer Nicola

Athletics Women’s Heptathlon – How are each event’s marks converted into points?

In a previous post we have described how the women´s heptathlon event proceeds and left the promise of explaining how the different times, distances or heights, accordingly to each event, are converted into points to sum up the total decathlon’s score. Well, so it goes like this. The IAAF discloses a Combined Events Scoring Tables separately for each

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