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Well, they're supposed to be competing in similarly sized basins... And if the margin is on the order of a tenth or a hundredth of a second, "similarly sized" becomes a very precise criterion indeed.

But in either case, I would argue that even if we drop the argument about measurement accuracy, a difference of a tenth or a couple of hundredths of a second still comes down to luck - it's hardly credible to claim that either is the better athlete based on such a thin margin.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Aug 26th, 2008 at 02:27:27 AM EST
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