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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Weekend News

Normally I pawn this job off on others and merely link to their articles. However, this weekend's indoor action requires a bit more.

#1: Susanna Kallur broke the 60m hurdles World Record. This was at the Karlsruhe indoor permit meet, and was considered a difficult if not impossible feat. She ran 7.68, just breaking the old record of 7.69, set some 18 years ago by the notorious Soviet Ludmila Narozhilenko. (Later, as Ludmila Enquist, she received a lifetime doping ban; that old record was likely set with pharmaceutical aid.)
WCSN will shortly have the meet viewable on-demand.

#2: Yelena Soboleva broke her own 1500 meters World indoor Record. This was on the final day of the Russian Championships; just yesterday she broke the national 800 meter indoor record. (Personally, I find Soboleva's pair of outstanding performances just a bit too amazing for comfort, if you know what I mean. The only other indoor sub-4:00 was run by the notorious Regina Jacobs, and almost assuredly with pharmaceutical aid.)

#3. The notorious Dwain Chambers won the 60 meters at the UK World Championships trials, to the great disgust of apparently everyone on Earth save Chambers himself.

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