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middle ground

[′mid·əl ′grau̇nd]
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A shoal with a channel on either side of it in a navigable part of a river, port, or harbor.
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I gave middle-distance running a bit of a dabble and found I was OK.
But Davis is one of a new breed dreaming of re-establishing the reputation of British middle-distance runners, and the promising 22-year-old is working overtime to mature into Olympic 2012 medal contender.
T He said: "I only came across the Middle-Distance Triathlon European Championships online by accident and submitted the time of my "training race" just to see what would happen.
If not quite head and shoulders better than his next best RPR of 128, earned in a short-head second to Silver Charm in the 1998 Dubai World Cup, those superb wins rate superior by a big margin in the context of world-class middle-distance form.
91 indoors, and is showing the sort of form over longer distances that perhaps makes him favourite to win the middle-distance events in his T12 category at London.
John Gosden's charge looked set to make up into a top-class middle-distance runner when not beaten far in last year's Coronation Cup but has largely fallen short since.
Bets added: "Ade would long jump, pole vault and was even good as a middle-distance runner.
TOPOLSKI is on a seriously upward curve judged by his latest performance at Redcar and could well make his presence felt in some of the better middle-distance handicaps this season.
Cole was selected earlier this year by Dame Kelly to join her elite middle-distance training squad.
So much attention is being paid to this activity - staring into the middle-distance - that I believe it is being lined up as a new Olympic sport for London in 2012.
Soboleva, the world indoor champion, and middle-distance runners Tatyana Tomashova, Yulia Fomenko, Svetlana Cherkasova, and Olga Yegorova, plus throwers Daria Pishchalnikova and Gulfiya Khanafeyeva are being investigated for "a fraudulent substitution of urine which is both a prohibited method and also a form of tampering".
Gold medals: 1500m - Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984 Key achievements: famous for his fierce early-80s rivalry with Steve Ovett, Coe is one of Britain's most successful middle-distance runners, winning two 1500m titles in consecutive Olympic Games.