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    I have been following this story for some time now, I think Jon has a great shot at his dream! He is in great shape. He has done nothing but eat and sleep running for a long time, I would not want to be the man running with him in the 1500!

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    Re: Jon Gill has a shot

    >I have been following this story for some time
    >now, I think Jon has a great shot at his dream!
    >He is in great shape. He has done nothing but eat
    >and sleep running for a long time, I would not
    >want to be the man running with him in the 1500!

    Define great shape. Can someone give us some times or workout details? Kind of a picky question but track fans are like that.

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    • #3
      Re: Jon Gill has a shot

      If you know track and the 1500, and Jon's story then you would understand that he has a great shot at doing what he says he can.

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      • #4
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        >If you know track and the 1500, and Jon's story
        >then you would understand that he has a great
        >shot at doing what he says he can.

        I know a little about track and the 1500 plus I have read Jon's story and the beancounter in me is still looking for some data.

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        • #5
          Re: Jon Gill has a shot

          "he has a great shot at doing what he says he can."

          People who know track and the 1500 have heard all this before. We would LOVE for his dream to come true, more than anyone else, because it would bring much needed publicity to our sport, but the facts are the facts. What has he atually run recently? We are not doubters in his desire, just his actual accomplishments that would warrant our support. There are literally hundreds of other would-be milers out there who have the credentials to merit our attention.

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          • #6
            Re: Jon Gill has a shot

            >>I have been following this story for some
            >time
            >now, I think Jon has a great shot at his
            >dream!
            >He is in great shape. He has done
            >nothing but eat
            >and sleep running for a long
            >time, I would not
            >want to be the man running
            >with him in the 1500!

            Define great shape. Can
            >someone give us some times or workout details?
            >Kind of a picky question but track fans are like
            >that.
            times would be hard to say, i would doubt a prison would have a top notch and expensive track, and who knows what kind of shoes the prisoners have certainly not spikes, probably cheap worn out sneakers, well just have to wait and see.

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            • #7
              Re: Jon Gill has a shot

              >times would be hard
              >to say, i would doubt a prison would have a top
              >notch and expensive track, and who knows what
              >kind of shoes the prisoners have certainly not
              >spikes, probably cheap worn out sneakers, well
              >just have to wait and see.

              I understand all of that. Qualify it as much as you want then. Apparently he is working out on a 300 meter track now. Let's assume that he is ruuning in crappy shoes and that the track is a piece of crap. Anyone can all do the math if at any time in their athletic life, they have had to do a workout in desperation in less than perfect conditions. Just give us something other than his 4:17 mile.

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              • #8
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                I'm still skeptical. There was only one Delano Meriwether...

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                • #9
                  Re: Jon Gill has a shot

                  But there was a 15-year-old tennis-shoe-wearing running-down-the-dirt-road 9.4 sprinter named Houston McTear.

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                  • #10
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                    And he made how many Olympic teams?

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                    • #11
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                      Where have you been? He DID make the '76 team, finishing 2nd at the Trials. He pulled his hamstring and couldn't run in the Games.

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                      • #12
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                        So does anyone have any kind of times for Gill workouts or anything that would suggest national class?

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                        • #13
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                          <<I have been following this story for some time now, I think Jon has a great shot at his dream! He is in great shape. He has done nothing but eat and sleep running for a long time, I would not want to be the man running with him in the 1500!>>

                          JON WHO ???

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                          • #14
                            Re: Jon Gill has a shot

                            >times would be hard
                            >to say, i would doubt a prison would have a top
                            >notch and expensive track, and who knows what
                            >kind of shoes the prisoners have certainly not
                            >spikes, probably cheap worn out sneakers, well
                            >just have to wait and see.

                            Apparently he got out of jail last Thursday. Must be a decent track in Oregon somewhere he can do a work-out on.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Jon Gill has a shot

                              To tafnut: I just got back from the North Pole. Had a lovely 25 year visit there. Thank's for asking. I guess the reason I didn't remember that McTear made the '76 team was that he didn't end up doing diddly. However, my historical stupidity aside, I'm not at all sure what McTear's teenage talent has to do with a the Olympic hopes of a 34-year old distance runner. I would still say that Meriwether is a better comparison, and he was only...what...27 or 28 when he appeared on the scene as a relatively "old-timer" back in the mid-1970s. Cheers.

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