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  • The retirement thread

    This thread is to keep track of those athletes who have retired this year or will retire at the end of the season. So far we have:

    Tonique Williams-Darling
    Maria Mutola
    Stefan Holm

    Anyone else ?

  • #2
    Re: The retirement thread

    Wilfred Bungei:

    http://www.afriquenligne.fr/kenyan-olym ... 11663.html

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    • #3
      Jeffferson PĂ©rez .He has a serious illness in his back

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      • #4
        this is a shock !

        i wanted to hear his name announced at big meets as

        "the reigning olympic champion wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilfred bungei !"

        i was hoping he'd at least go to berlin as kenyans have a wilcard in yego

        4 kenyans there + konchellah - couda been 5 kenyans out of 8 in the final !

        i wish you well wilfred - you are a great champion & made kenya proud

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        • #5
          Bungei announces his retirement
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r3Y6-4eZn0&feature=user

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          • #6
            How does one get the courage to write the words "great champion" when a few thoughts before one stated, "he'd usually find a way to lose to a 2'30 schoolgal in a match-race"?

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            • #7
              Re: The retirement thread

              Originally posted by croflash
              This thread is to keep track of those athletes who have retired this year or will retire at the end of the season. So far we have:

              Tonique Williams-Darling
              Maria Mutola
              Stefan Holm

              Anyone else ?

              Brigette Foster-Hylton

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              • #8
                Originally posted by EPelle
                How does one get the courage to write the words "great champion" when a few thoughts before one stated, "he'd usually find a way to lose to a 2'30 schoolgal in a match-race"?
                1'42.34pb + no gold = nobody

                1'42.34 + og gold = great champion

                this concept too difficult for you ?

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                • #9
                  Praise and a put-down in the same breath. Which is Bungei to believe you mean more?

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                  • #10
                    Surely, Chandra Sturrup has competed at her last championships?

                    Debbie Ferguson?

                    Jayasinghe?

                    Kim Gevaert is definite.

                    Joice Maduake

                    Jackie Edwards

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by eldrick
                      Originally posted by EPelle
                      How does one get the courage to write the words "great champion" when a few thoughts before one stated, "he'd usually find a way to lose to a 2'30 schoolgal in a match-race"?
                      1'42.34pb + no gold = nobody

                      1'42.34 + og gold = great champion

                      this concept too difficult for you ?
                      I do love your definition of a "great champion"... :roll:

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jaack
                        Surely, Chandra Sturrup has competed at her last championships?

                        Debbie Ferguson?

                        Jayasinghe?

                        Kim Gevaert is definite.

                        Joice Maduake

                        Jackie Edwards
                        Only Gevaert is confirmed out of that list, though...

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                        • #13
                          I think Bungei may continue racing on the circuit - just not in championships.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jaack
                            Surely, Chandra Sturrup has competed at her last championships?

                            Debbie Ferguson?

                            Jayasinghe?

                            Kim Gevaert is definite.

                            Joice Maduake

                            Jackie Edwards
                            Ferguson is due to retire next year after the world champs.

                            I think Donna Fraser is retiring.
                            http://twitter.com/Trackside2011

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                            • #15
                              I think I read somewhere that Fernanda Ribeiro was retiring as well.

                              What about...

                              Chris Williams?
                              Danny MacFarlane?

                              And surely Ellina Zvereva must retire!
                              http://twitter.com/Trackside2011

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