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  • Best Cover Ever?

    I've only been subscribing to TFN a coupla years so my firsthand experience with covers in person is kinda limited but I have looked at all the old ones they put in the archive section and I have to say that the current one with Hicham and the Kenyan guy is the greatest I have ever seen.

    Which one do you guys like best?

  • #2
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    The '91 cover of Powell setting the world record in the LJ gets my vote!

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    • #3
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      the worst is any cover with regina jacobs

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      • #4
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        Great! The letsrun bashers are here!

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        • #5
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          By the way, what's with El G's apparent arm hook thing there? I didn't see the race (bein' from the good ol' US of A where they don't show that sort of thing).

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          • #6
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            he was merely stumbling into the line. Therecertainly was no attempt to interfere.

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            • #7
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              Cram-Aouita from Nice '85 is my favorite.

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              • #8
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                Virgin trying to hang with Rono and Kimobwa in '76 is my fave.

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                • #9
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                  January '66, Ron Clarke AOY.

                  http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/archiv ... overs.html

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                  • #10
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                    You know, I thought the same thing when I saw the current Paris 5K cover -- that is one hell of a photo. And I agree with the Cram/Aouita '85 comment. I still remember that one quite vividly, back when I first fell in love with the sport. Also, the September 2002 cover of Willie Hordge at the World Juniors was awesome. In fact, I remember being highly impressed with all of the photography in that issue.
                    "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                    • #11
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                      >By the way, what's with El G's apparent arm hook
                      >thing there? I didn't see the race (bein' from
                      >the good ol' US of A where they don't show that
                      >sort of thing).

                      >By the way, what's with El G's apparent arm hook
                      >thing there? I didn't see the race (bein' from
                      >the good ol' US of A where they don't show that
                      >sort of thing).

                      I think it was just sort of a desperation thing -- kind of like a defensive back grabbing the shirt of a receiver in the end zone, even though he knows he'll get called for pass interference. But in fairness to American TV, they DID show that race. It was fantastic.
                      "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                      • #12
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                        >January '66, Ron Clarke
                        >AOY.

                        http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/archive/p
                        >st_issues/1966covers.html

                        That's very silly. Where is he, Oslo?
                        "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                        • #13
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                          I'm not a big cross-country fan, but December, 1970, came to my mind immediately when I saw the question posed this thread.

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                          • #14
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                            At this point, there was a post which included this good stuff:

                            <<In terms of action, the early 1974 (?) issue covering one of my all-time favorite competitive races, the Commonwealth Games held in New Zealand had a shot of the 1500 men coming around the final turn, Bayi in the lead, Walker gearing up for a homestretch run at him. The looks of effort on their faces, the intensity in Walker's eyes...man alive!

                            In terms of posed beauty, the January 1979 issue showing 1978 Athlete of the Year Henry Rono above the rolling green Snake River canyon area.>>

                            After that there was a graf about a cover generating "sheer lust": we don't allow that kinda talk. Seriously.

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                            • #15
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                              > After that there was a graf about a cover generating "sheer lust": we don't allow that kinda talk. Seriously.<

                              How about Meerlust? Is that ok?

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