Mere [firepower] isn’t what will roll me out of bed at 3:15 a.m.

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Irelia20150604

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The quotation comes from Opinion | Are Physical Limits All in Our Heads?


Quotation: It will be a race for the ages, pitting the reigning Olympic champion against a former world-record holder and perhaps the best all-around long-distance runner ever. Bookmakers are putting the odds of a new world marathon record at greater than 60 percent.

Mere firepower isn’t what will roll me out of bed at 3:15 a.m. to follow along online, though. Instead, it’s the subplot created by a curious anomaly.
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Hi everyone! Does "firework" refer to "the starting gun"?
 
  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    Merriam-Webster definition 2 of FIREPOWER:

    a: effective power or force
    • intellectual firepower
    b: the scoring ability of a team or player
     
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