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  • IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

    "As a collegiate athlete at the University of Illinois, Felicien can not accept the US$60,000 in prize money she earned with her triumph at the World Track and Field Championships in Paris."

    Is she going to be a senior? This is a whole different ball game then Webb. Why not go pro now and, if school is important(hopefully it is), pay your own way. She would also be entitled to some Can money and would likely get endorsements. Mondor did it.

    http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/stor ... 94D965506B

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    Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

    At the T&FN banquet today, Felicien was one of the guest, and she related how she go the name Perdita: her mother is a monster fan of "The Price Is Right" and whilst pregnant saw a contest with that name and said, "That's what I'll call my baby."

    She then said she was going to take her $60K and buy her mother a trip to LA to see "TPIR" in person.

    Sorry about that, Chief Illiniwick!

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      Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

      >At the T&FN banquet today, Felicien was one of
      >the guest, and she related how she go the name
      >Perdita: her mother is a monster fan of "The
      >Price Is Right" and whilst pregnant saw a
      >contest with that name and said, "That's what
      >I'll call my baby."

      And all along I figured it was from "101 Dalmations"

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        Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

        >She then said she was
        >going to take her $60K and buy her mother a trip
        >to LA to see "TPIR" in person.

        I'll take gh as a source over the CBC any day but Perdita is doing some announcing tonight on the CBC and she ducked the question and babbled something about a trust fund. This is a no brainer IMHO. She has one year of indoor eligibility left and that's it. Hello!

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        • #5
          Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

          Doesn't the national federation get the prize money if the athlete cannot accept it?

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          • #6
            Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

            Felicien only has indoor eligibility left. I doubt she'd give up $60K for that.

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            • #7
              Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

              >Felicien only has indoor eligibility left. I
              >doubt she'd give up $60K for that.

              I wonder if their webmaster follows this board.

              "Felicien will soon return to campus, where she has one indoor season of eligibility remaining with the Illini."


              http://fightingillini.ocsn.com/sports/w ... 03aaa.html

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              • #8
                Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

                Maybe it doesn't mean anything but she isn't here:

                http://www.iaaf-final.com/start_list/index.html

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                • #9
                  Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

                  I see the Nebiolo mafia is still at it; a wild card granted to the druggie, Longo, in the 800. Guess they're trying to sell tickets just across the border.

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                    Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

                    >Maybe it doesn't mean anything but she isn't
                    >here:

                    http://www.iaaf-final.com/start_list/inde
                    >.html

                    Felicien is at school, that's why. She may forfeit her one remaining semester of NCAA eligibility, but she must still attend class.

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                    • #11
                      Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

                      >She may forfeit her one remaining semester
                      >of NCAA eligibility

                      I am assuming that she took the 60k like gh said earlier in this thread she would?

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                        Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

                        I am assuming that she took
                        >the 60k like gh said earlier in this thread she
                        >would?

                        Last report I saw had her stating she was looking into getting the 60k into some sort of trust fun, accessible after she's done with her NCAA eligibility. No idea about the legitimacy of that plan.

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                        • #13
                          Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

                          gh was right:

                          "The 23-year-old Canadian, who pulled off a major upset last month when she won the 100-metre hurdles crown at the world championships, is giving up her final season of eligibility at the University of Illinois."


                          http://www.cbc.ca/pcgi-bin/templates/sp ... cien030924

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                            Re: IAAF saves 60k on Felicien

                            Just out of curiosity.... what is the idea behind not making money if you run for NCAA? Does that mean that you can't hold a job in general? If they allow them to compete wherever they like to compete, why does it matter if they make money while doing so? Doesn't that make them better athletes in general, afterall?

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