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    on page 78-79 of this weeks Sports Illustrated is a picture of Gail Devers jumping about 6' in the air while walking back to the start of a hurdles race at Paris. It is an unbelieveable photo showing the athletic ability of this woman. To me it is one of those you look at and say "My God". You gotta see it.

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    Re: picture of Gail Devers in this weeks SI

    Last I heard, she couldn't even jump 2'9"

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      I agree totally with you. It is a great picture of one terrific athlete. She never ceases to amaze me.

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        one of her favorite pre-race moves...that jump..

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          Great picture...and yes one of her ritual moves before the race. I'm surprised TV directors haven't figued that out. Gail is like a caged tiger before the race ready to eat the guy with the chair, pacing, jumping, stretching, and yet TV, for the last ten years, hasn't figured that out. They keep trying to take the most overused shot in sports: the facial close-up, while she's thundering around before getting into the blocks. Very amateurish.

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            Re: picture of Gail Devers in this weeks SI

            >TV, for the last ten years, hasn't fthatigured
            >out. They keep trying to take the most overused
            >shot in sports: the facial close-up, while she's
            >thundering around before getting into the blocks.
            >Very amateurish.

            yeah...you're right...which si...i have 9/1...with jon in it...

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              Re: picture of Gail Devers in this weeks SI

              The BBC has it, too: http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/3944 ... ers300.jpg

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                She ain't jumping 6 feet, that's for sure. More like 25 in. then pulling her legs up.

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                  Re: picture of Gail Devers in this weeks SI

                  >She ain't jumping 6 feet, that's for sure. More
                  >like 25 in. then pulling her legs up.

                  8/9 SI. Different picture than on the BBC site although it might be all part of the same jump. Looks like over 4 feet to me.

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                    Re: picture of Gail Devers in this weeks SI

                    >Looks like over 4 feet to me.



                    If you look at her center of gravity (usually around the hips) and compare it to Felicien's (with feet firmly on the ground), you can see that there's about 2ft difference, maybe 2.5ft. Nothing more than 3ft, though.

                    Still, a great picture and a mark of Devers' athleticism.

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