World Athletic Championships London 2017


#421

Anyone know what’s actually happening with the 4x400 men’s team. Matt Hudson Smith not running and Martyn Rooney throwing him under the bus in that interview. the lad has Aspergers so kind of worried for him on a personal level


#422

She’s only 5’4" but can high jump 6’6"


#423

Womens high jump is wide open below Lasitskene


#424

KJT could easily be a medallist for the high jump if she just focused on that.


#425

GO ON MO!!


#426

she’s proper elegant


#427

Yeah. Really enjoying how bored she looks by it all


#428

Rooney’s always seemed like a bit of a prick to me though. Always get the impression he’d throw his own firstborn under a bus if it would win him a medal.


#429

he wears shit sunnies = prick


#430

Good symmetry in Mo’s career world titles there. starting with a silver in the 10000m and ending with a silver in the 5000 :ok_hand:


#431

That last lap was amazing. Unlucky Mo but no shame bowing out like that, what an effort.


#432

always found him good value in interviews, comes across badly here though yeah


#433

:persevere:


#434

Love Toni Minichiello!


#435

Limoncello


#436

Is there anything more boring than a javelin competition?


#437

Big fan of Limoncello’s use of the word “shorts” rather than “arse” to describe failure in the high jump.

KJT looks just like my cousin.


#438

I saw the women’s javelin final and thought it was good stuff.

would rather be watching the last round of the men’s javelin final than the same Bolt montage.


#439

Ok, so to improve an athletics competition, what 3 events would you remove, and 3 that you would add?

Throwing events are boring but are mainly there to give you something to watch while other stuff is sorted

400m hurdles can go
Steeplechase can go
Walking can fuck right off

So instead, I’d go for:

  • A 20 person elimination race. Say 10 warm up laps and then another 19 for the elimination each lap of the runner in last
  • A medley relay with 100, 200, 400 and 800m legs
  • A legends 100m (over 40s). See who’s legitimately rapid now that the drugs have worn off

#440

Rubbing it in much???