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  • sprintblox
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    Originally posted by bad hammy
    Yeah, but you are talking about a non-American T&F star. Granted he will be in Eugene, but ...
    That's the whole point. It's Eugene, the University of Oregon. He won't be mobbed by fans or anything like that, but there is nowhere else in America where he would be more recognizable.

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by doug091463
    Originally posted by gh
    His time in the sun has already passed: he'll be unrecognizable to 99.9% of the student body.
    he is still the CURRENT world record holder in the 1500 and mile, he is still famous, sports stars stay famous for a long time, examples, jim thorpe, emil zatopek, roger bannister, john l. sullivan, jack johnson, george mikan etc.
    Yeah, but you are talking about a non-American T&F star. Granted he will be in Eugene, but if you dropped him into just about any other city in the US his recognition factor couldn't get closer to zero. Even Bolt could walk the streets of any US city today and hardly ever get recognized.

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  • doug091463
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    Originally posted by gh
    His time in the sun has already passed: he'll be unrecognizable to 99.9% of the student body.
    he is still the CURRENT world record holder in the 1500 and mile, he is still famous, sports stars stay famous for a long time, examples, jim thorpe, emil zatopek, roger bannister, john l. sullivan, jack johnson, george mikan etc.

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Assuming El G still runs it would be quite a treat to be out for a jog on Pre's trail and look up and see the greatest miler who ever lived running towards you.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by gm
    Originally posted by tandfman
    Too old.
    And the small matter of being, oh, maybe, I don't know... a professional?
    Didn't stop FSU from getting their twin recruits.

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  • malmo
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    Originally posted by KevinM
    You guys are underestimating the abilities of the Oregon compliance dept. (see Rupp, Galen)!
    You mean UNE compliance department?

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  • Brian
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    Originally posted by AthleticsInBritain
    Originally posted by gm
    Originally posted by tandfman
    Too old.
    And the small matter of being, oh, maybe, I don't know... a professional?
    Ah, but is he a pro now he's retired? You can go back to am after being a pro can't you?

    I suppose he could play American football...


    Just do it.

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  • KevinM
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    You guys are underestimating the abilities of the Oregon compliance dept. (see Rupp, Galen)!

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  • gh
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    yeah, but you can't get any younger

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  • AthleticsInBritain
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    Originally posted by gm
    Originally posted by tandfman
    Too old.
    And the small matter of being, oh, maybe, I don't know... a professional?
    Ah, but is he a pro now he's retired? You can go back to am after being a pro can't you?

    It'd be fun to watch tho.

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  • gm
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    Originally posted by tandfman
    Too old.
    And the small matter of being, oh, maybe, I don't know... a professional?

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  • tandfman
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    Too old.

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  • AthleticsInBritain
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    Could he technically run in the NCAAs? Or is he too old? Funny to think about really.

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  • Cyril
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    Originally posted by 26mi235
    Originally posted by malmo
    Originally posted by gh
    His time in the sun has already passed: he'll be unrecognizable to 99.9% of the student body.
    $34,300 dollars says you're wrong.
    More than 20-40 people are going to recognize him, especially after stories in the campus paper. BTW, what is the significance of the 34,500; is that the number of people (or students) on campus?
    it was $34,300...as in 3:43.

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by malmo
    Originally posted by gh
    His time in the sun has already passed: he'll be unrecognizable to 99.9% of the student body.
    $34,300 dollars says you're wrong.
    More than 20-40 people are going to recognize him, especially after stories in the campus paper. BTW, what is the significance of the 34,500; is that the number of people (or students) on campus?

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