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Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby asterix » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:14 pm

Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters

Oregon (Reuters) - Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix edged out Tyson Gay in the former world champion's hotly-anticipated return to the 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

In the 110 meters hurdles, American David Oliver recorded the fourth fastest 110 meters hurdles of all time with a 12.90 second run.

Gay, who has been battling a nagging hamstring problem for seven weeks, ran his first 200 of the year in 19.76 seconds to finish just shy of Dix, who took control coming off the bend and stayed in front to win in 19.72.

"It wasn't bad, but I was a little fatigued toward the end," Gay said. "I tried to stay relaxed and bring it home, but it wasn't enough."

Dix, who won the 100 meters and placed second at the U.S. nationals last weekend, said his race experience had helped, "but I'm a little beat up, too."

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6622I420100703

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby bharathh » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:15 pm

:D

Masala news of the day. This guy is a journalists' dream thanks to his name.

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby VFE » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:20 pm

:lmao:

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby VFE » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:22 pm

You would think a man who makes his living writing could spell metre.

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby bharathh » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:33 pm

Not everyone likes to blindly copy the french :)

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby VFE » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:34 pm

Hmmmm

Not sure Latin originated in France.

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby bharathh » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:39 pm

It is actually derived from a greek word metron... and it was the French who assigned it to measure a unit of length.

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby VFE » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:48 pm

There is a school of thought that it was derived from the Latin word permetior which means to measure.

I will go with the Latin, less gay than the greeks :D

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby VFE » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:50 pm

And wouldnt the greek metrom have come from the Latin metrum?

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby bharathh » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:53 pm

Greek is older than Latin for sure. The Romans had an inferiority complex about their language compared to Greek anyways.

So metrum would have come from metron if anything.

Also that group that thinks metre was derived from permetior is very quiet. I don't find anything about it online!

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby VFE » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:55 pm

To be fair its certainly not something I know anything about!

I googled it all. I just hate American changing of spelling and conventions for no reason.

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby bharathh » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:00 pm

I think meter is a better spelling given the pronunciation of the word. After all 'metr' in metric is pronounced differently from 'metr' in the British spelling of the word. The spelling makes no sense in British English.

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby VFE » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:39 pm

True, spelling is definately not a logic thing. More of an art than a science.

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby GpeL » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:43 pm

GAY succumbs to DICKS err DIX...

And that is Headline news? Sounds Queer to me

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby SuperGLS » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:09 pm

Today is 07/09/2010 and I walked a meter.

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby VFE » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:36 pm

lol

GRRRRR

Its ok for you, you just dont understand ;)

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Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:25 am

I thought you'd like that. Fun.

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Re: Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters..

Postby squarecut » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:43 am

:lmao: :lolup: