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    Re: World Athletics Championship

    Are Paula Radcliffe and Denise Lewis the Mark Roe and Monty of athletics commentating? So dull, so bland, nothing interesting to say. In total contrast to Michael Johnson who is all that you want in a pundit.

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    Last we'll hear from Brendan Foster too, big miss, knowledgable and classy guy.
    Agree that D Lewis is too meek for the presenting role, Radcliffe is ok for me, contributes ok. Johnson was a great addition by BBC a good few years ago and isn't afraid to speak his mind i.e saying it was one year too many for Bolt.
    Bolt's cramp being blamed on waiting around too long pre race was sour grapes from Jamaica, no one else of the 32 runners in the relay cramped. Bit of a terrible last hurrah for Bolt really, he's a legend but time waits for no man. Cynic in me wondered if Bolt quit as he couldn't win from the position he took the baton.
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    The walk race is just weird. How many officials do you need for this thing? More umpires than tennis! It looks so uncomfortable aswell!

    How boring is this course? Up and down the same road 25 times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainron View Post
    The walk race is just weird. How many officials do you need for this thing? More umpires than tennis! It looks so uncomfortable aswell!

    How boring is this course? Up and down the same road 25 times.
    Central London gets shut down seemingly every Sunday these days...
    Glad they didn't bother for the walkers...
    An event I've never quite understood the point of...
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    Going to miss Foster. Great Britsh athlete and then stepped into the huge shoes of David Coleman and the legendary Ron Pickering as the main BBC commentator. Had a signed autobiography at one point which was a good read (no idea where it went).

    On the track a shame to see the Bolt legend end in such pain and disappointment. Great performances from the relay teams and fantastic medal performances from young squads that could be a feature on podiums in championships to come

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    Re: World Athletics Championship

    A good performance from our girls in the 4x400m relay, hopefully the boys can get on the podium next up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    A good performance from our girls in the 4x400m relay, hopefully the boys can get on the podium next up.
    And chaps

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    Prediction from GB was 6 medals and 6 they got.

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    Re: World Athletics Championship

    Quite a few near miss 4th places too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    Quite a few near miss 4th places too.
    Interesting bit earlier in a short film where a coach said that while 4th is a good starting point, there is no guarantee they'll get better than that and so we have to be careful of thinking we have a host of champions in the waiting. Of course, with decent funding, and good coaching (do we have sufficient quality coaches in the UK???) they could go on and be amongst the best. One thing is certain, we have a very young and talented squad and hope that this potential golden generation, don't miss out like our "golden generation footballers" and under perform in the big championships

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