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Elite Athletics Thread

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jda
9 Apr
11:48pm, 9 Apr 2021
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jda
I think on finding out that inaccurate hearsay was presented as evidence in the meeting, it's understandable that she is disgruntled with that. If her current condition was materially relevant they should have been a bit more professional about assessing it.
SPR
9 Apr
11:49pm, 9 Apr 2021
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SPR
Times and experience so 6 Vs 2 Vs 1 marathon finished.

Selectors notes on meeting for decision having factually incorrect information isn't "Mickey Mouse evidence" and can't see how you can call it that yet say you support someone fighting their corner.
10 Apr
12:15am, 10 Apr 2021
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fuzzyduck79
As before, I'd just be a bit wary of taking her version of events as complete/accurate.

I do support people fighting their corner, but always with respect.
10 Apr
12:31am, 10 Apr 2021
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fuzzyduck79
Purdue's marathon results with * for getting Tokyo Olympic qualifying time:

2:32 / DNF / 2:30 / 2:29* / 2:29 / 2:30 / DNF / 2:25* / DNF

I do think she made some very solid improvements, a couple of great half marathon times, some a bit faster than Twell's 68:55 PB set last year.

But that's hardly the most stellar record of marathon results, she's got one standout effort from nine starts.

If you asked me to guess what she'd do in Tokyo, I'd be asking for a price about DNF since she has failed to start either of her last two big races.
10 Apr
8:49am, 10 Apr 2021
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runnerbean
Athletics Live from 6pm tonight on vinco
10 Apr
12:21pm, 10 Apr 2021
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Oranj
Ta! Live timing: live.halfmiletiming.com
5:53am
5:53am, 13 Apr 2021
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runnerbean
Purdue’s appeal has been rejected
7:56am
7:56am, 13 Apr 2021
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Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
Sad for Purdue but someone was always going to be disappointed, it’s a shame :-(
SPR
8:02am
8:02am, 13 Apr 2021
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SPR
It was rejected a few days ago. The story was she was looking at legal options but from her IG post a few days back it seems she's accepted it now.
9:52am
9:52am, 13 Apr 2021
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runnerbean
It’s a bit like the USA trials . I always think of Harrison when she missed out then went on to break the WR a bit later.

Hope this fires Purdue up to even greater things. ( although I think the Olympics are the greatest )

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