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Shaun Pickering
Former athlete, now coach and commentator. Sports marketing and Performance Consultant. Trustee of Ron Pickering Memorial Fund.
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Shaun Pickering 10h
He also told me that Bubka used stronger poles than Mondo, but very similar to Lisek as they are heavier and stronger than Mondo. A few years ago at Monaco DL, when Lisek's poles did not arrived he borrowed some of Bubka's poles and vaulted very well on them!
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Shaun Pickering 10h
I asked my friend Steve Chappell at if there was any difference with Mondo's poles and Bubka's from back in the day, and he said absolutely nothing, except they wrap Mondo's poles in yellow! Mondo and use very similar size and flex poles.
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Shaun Pickering 10h
Replying to @benbloomsport
Rather, he is a professional athlete with greater resources than UKAD and WADA put together, and they cannot afford to go toe to toe with him in the courts, let along the ring! I the battle of the heavyweights there is only one winner! 💪
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Shaun Pickering Feb 18
Replying to @YoucefZatat
Youcef. Some of the car rental companies offer one way rentals for £1 to relocate their cars from Glasgow Airport to a London location, usually an airport including Luton and Stansted, some to Enfield depot. Get a couple of people to share the driving, just cost you petrol money
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Shaun Pickering Feb 17
Replying to @pjvazel @BeguierE and 2 others
Lisek used some of Bubka's old poles in Monaco a couple of years ago when his did not arrive and no problem. Mondo and Lavillenie use basically same poles as lighter than Bubka but just as fast. Mondo just has a yellow wrap but same construction.
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Shaun Pickering Feb 17
Replying to @pjvazel @BeguierE and 2 others
I spoke to Steve Chappell of UCS on Saturday. Mondo used new pole which was 0.2 flex stronger than he has used before (6.17m) and he said that pole construction is exactly same as Bubka. No new technology, although Bubka poles stiffer (10.8 strongest) but Lisek uses same as Bubka
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IFAC Feb 17
will be speaking at IFAC 2020 Expert at the intersection of sport & science with a special interest in training theory & motor learning.
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BU Track and Field Feb 15
Boston University track & field today announced the creation of the Jarred Rome Shot Put Invitational which will be held each year at the David Hemery Valentine Invite beginning in 2021 in honor or Jarred.
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DopeBlackDads Feb 16
I could watch this capsule of normality for hours lol. Remember when world leaders were humans?
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Shaun Pickering Feb 16
Well worth a listen. Incredible story of a guy working hard against tough odds to be the best he could be! Special guy.
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Shaun Pickering Feb 16
He was a great football player, and for many years was seen as the fastest guy in American football, always winning NFL Fastest man comps. He was a defensive back, which means he had to cover the fastest wide receivers in football.... But often running backwards! Legitimate 10.1s
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Shaun Pickering Feb 16
I just sent Tamsyn via Facebook the film of the BBC tribute that went out live during the meet broadcast, which linked into this stadium tribute. Hopefully she will forward it for you to enjoys also. 👍
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Dawn Scott Feb 16
A lot of people are doing good work in this area, which is great. The first step is education, awareness, break the taboo + symptom management to accelerate recovery/minimise impact + optimise performance. Beyond that it’s still an unknown,the more we research + share the better!
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Shaun Pickering Feb 15
Pretty Impressive in less than 5yrs.
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Shaun Pickering Feb 15
Girl done good! 👏 💪👍
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Shaun Pickering Feb 15
Replying to @wilcoxtrack
One is Mechanics and Technique presentation with Vésteinn taking a theoretical approach (Lecture) and a second from a more drills based (Practical Session) using a young demonstrator, so very easy to see and follow, both are good. I think a third Periodization lecture also.
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Shaun Pickering Feb 15
That is disappointing as I only signed up for NBC Gold as it was the only place in the world where I can livestream (and actually watch) the Field Events at DL meetings... Otherwise we just get to see a recap of best 3 attempts from earlier in programme! No live coverage!
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Shaun Pickering Feb 15
I just had the chance to watch the second of the Vésteinn Hafsteinsson presentations from the recent International Conference of Athletics Excellence in Canada. Excellent presentation of Discus Throw Technique and Mechanics and well worth a watch. Go to
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Dan Roan Feb 14
Panorama: Mo Farah and the Salazar Scandal 8.30pm BBC1 Feb 24 Latest from Not to be missed
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Shaun Pickering Feb 15
Replying to @smokymozzarella
I think that is part of the issue in that Meeting and TV directors are expecting the sport to do their job for them, and just allow them to focus on last 3 jumps and not have to follow the rest of the competition as they don't know when the good performances will happen
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