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  • gh
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    Originally posted by unclezadok
    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Few people know that Joe Montana ran a 3:55 mile in his high school p.e. class. If he wasn't wearing hightop tennis shoes we are looking at 3:40 easy.
    Maybe no 3:55 but he did high jump 6-9.
    I believe stat guru dj has effectively put the lie to the 6-9 claim more than once.

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  • kuha
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    A day or two ago, I watched about 45 minutes of that Jan-Michael Vincent movie, "The World's Greatest Athlete," in which a Tarzan-like guy attempts to win every event at a major collegiate track meet. It's remarkably realistic.........

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  • Halfmiler2
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    Did not watch it but I have a hazy memory of a Batman episode in which Batman and Robin run a mile (through a tunnel I think) in 4 minutes. Then they need to do either a 3 minute or a 3:30 mile the other way to foil a villain but they fail by a couple second. And it was in the mid-1960's! :roll:

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  • Jnathletics
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    So, did anyone watch it? I missed it.

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  • unclezadok
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    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Few people know that Joe Montana ran a 3:55 mile in his high school p.e. class. If he wasn't wearing hightop tennis shoes we are looking at 3:40 easy.
    Maybe no 3:55 but he did high jump 6-9.

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  • DrJay
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    Originally posted by gh
    Webb started as a swimmer, no?
    That sounds familiar, maybe from the first time he appeared in TAFNEWS as a soph in HS.

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  • pherekydes
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    Originally posted by Daisy
    How about swimmer honors friend by winning 8 gold medals, all Olympic records? Or is that too far fetched?
    Only if he switched from WR the previous week.

    Sure didn't Eric the Eel take up swimming and shortly afterwards completed (just about) two whole lengths at the Olympic gala.

    Watch out for Chad Eight-Five to win a 1500m place on USA's WC team. :twisted:

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  • Daisy
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary
    If running a 4 minute mile was only about inspiration and training your butt off, York H.S. would be fielding 4 or 5 sub-16:00 4 mile relay teams each year.
    But "Cam" is a genetic freak in the wrong sport. Never say never.

    Originally posted by gh
    Webb started as a swimmer, no?
    No idea but swimmer turns to track works too.

    How about swimmer honors friend by winning 8 gold medals, all Olympic records? Or is that too far fetched?

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  • gh
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    Webb started as a swimmer, no?

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  • Conor Dary
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    If running a 4 minute mile was only about inspiration and training your butt off, York H.S. would be fielding 4 or 5 sub-16:00 4 mile relay teams each year.

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  • lonewolf
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    Re: We Have A Winner! (Most Ridiculous Running Movie Premise

    Originally posted by Daisy
    Was Webb ever a football player? I guess it is possible in HS as I imagine anyone with athletic talent could be on a team. Or in the case of Lonewolf's old school, anyone with a Y chromosome (he mentioned this in another thread somewhere).

    Now, THATS funny. :lol:

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  • Daisy
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    Re: We Have A Winner! (Most Ridiculous Running Movie Premise

    Was Webb ever a football player? I guess it is possible in HS as I imagine anyone with athletic talent could be on a team. Or in the case of Lonewolf's old school, anyone with a Y chromosome (he mentioned this in another thread somewhere).

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  • lonewolf
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    We can all be thankful it wasn't a 2 hour marathon. he vowed to achieve with a months training...

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  • paulthefan
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    Re: We Have A Winner! (Most Ridiculous Running Movie Premise

    Originally posted by guru
    Oh boy, don't quite know where to start with this one.
    ....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chasing_a_Dream


    So, here we have a high school football star, picking up distance running from scratch just so he can break the 4 minute mile, in high school. Then, his father feels like that accomplishment, which apparently is being presented as challenging but hardly impossible lol, would be tantamount to throwing his sports opportunities away. But hey, when you have "Lou the track coach", how can you not break four?

    I need to go lie down now :?

    I may be an old broken down retread and granted Im not rex read but I think it is a wonderful/beautiful STORY.. I have not seen it but if well written it would be worth seeing.

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  • Jnathletics
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    Well doesn't a 4.4 - 40 time equate to a 3:14 mile, so breaking 4 minutes shouldn't be that hard for a star football player. :wink:

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