Hi ,
It looks like you're using an ad blocker. I understand. No-one likes ads.

But our site costs money to operate, and I need to eat.

Please consider enabling ads for our website, or making a voluntary donation. If you donate, I can turn off the ads for you for a period of time. Average donations are about £3.50 per month, so a tenner would give you three months ad free.

Here's a link to our donation info.

Thanks,
Ian Williams aka Fetch

Welcome To Fetcheveryone

Our awesome training log doesn't hide its best features behind a paywall. Search thousands of events, get advice, play games, measure routes, and more! Join our friendly community of runners, cyclists, and swimmers.
Click here to get started
Already a Fetchie? Sign in here

Elite Athletics Thread

1 lurker | 121 watchers
22 Aug
3:42pm, 22 Aug 2019
8369 posts
larkim
Despite my best intentions, I clearly think more highly of the DM than you do! They'd be sued to death over it if it wasn't factually correct!
22 Aug
3:50pm, 22 Aug 2019
15071 posts
Sharkie
I'm just relieved it's not Noah Lyles (who I really like) rather than Coleman who is a charmless lump. I know like and dislike shouldn't come into it ... But I can't help it.
22 Aug
3:53pm, 22 Aug 2019
8370 posts
larkim
Agree Sharkie. And that cuts both ways. I like Muir, McColgan, Farah, Hawkins, Hassan etc. That shouldn't make me less sceptical about their performances, but I know it does.

No harm in having favourites or villains though - adds to the drama of the competition as a spectator, so long as it doesn't colour (too much) your view about whether they are an honest / clean athlete or not.
22 Aug
4:17pm, 22 Aug 2019
1017 posts
edison
You can get your facts wrong but it still not be defamatory
22 Aug
4:29pm, 22 Aug 2019
8371 posts
larkim
True, true. But I think saying someone has missed three tests and will be banned would be at least actionable.

Got something to say?

To contribute to the discussion, you need to either sign in or register as a user.

About This Thread

A thread to discuss any interesting stories or developments in elite athletics.

Current UK rankings - thepowerof10.info

IAAF Calendar - iaaf.org

GOOD SITES FOR NEWS
BBC Athletics - bbc.co.uk
Athletics Weekly - athletics-weekly.com
Letsrun - letsrun.com
IAAF Site - iaaf.org
Diamond League Site - diamondleague.com

BBC Athletics Coverage - bbc.co.uk

Related Threads

race marathon world running athletics bbc athletes record sport agree pace

Close