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    DentyCracker
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    I would have preferred her not run it is not worth messing up Berlin for anything else. Sorry, but that's my take. I am a fan but I see the big picture.

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by guru
    Behind the knee? Not so good.
    I can confirm that one . . . :cry:

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  • guru
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by nmzoo
    Unfortunately, in my experience, once you hurt a hamstring it is never completely the same again.
    I submit you had a minority experience. I, and many of my athletes, have had hamstring tears so bad the back of our legs turned purple and came back as strong and fast as ever.

    As with real estate, the key is location, location, location. In the belly of the muscle? Ok. Behind the knee? Not so good. High up near the glutes? May God have mercy on your soul.

    Hers looked to be more of the first variety, though she noted the on-site medical staff thought it was a "minor" tear. More in-depth exams will come when she gets home I'm sure.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by nmzoo
    Unfortunately, in my experience, once you hurt a hamstring it is never completely the same again.
    I submit you had a minority experience. I, and many of my athletes, have had hamstring tears so bad the back of our legs turned purple and came back as strong and fast as ever.

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  • Gleason
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    Originally posted by gh
    Cuz she's such a good, caring human being who would have been consumed with guilt had she "let down" all the good folks who came to see her? (that said seriously in case somebody thinks I was being a wiseass)
    I agree, but why did she NOT wear tights as Amy Acuff did? In 1960 I began running on a hs team in Dallas. One of the top hs 440 guys in the U.S. (Jim Langham 48.4, Jefferson HS, Dallas) ran in tights on cold evenings, so it seems to be a good idea.

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by gh
    Cuz she's such a good, caring human being who would have been consumed with guilt had she "let down" all the good folks who came to see her? (that said seriously in case somebody thinks I was being a wiseass)
    Exactly! Like Pre, Lolo is one of those rare athletes who feels a moral obligation to give the fans their money's worth.

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  • nmzoo
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    Unfortunately, in my experience, once you hurt a hamstring it is never completely the same again. It may not be as bad as it looked, but it can't be good.

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  • Smoke
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    All true but does not make it a good move. Should have announced her injury and glad handed the meet. Face time is not track time but it would have still worked well. We should have seen her on TV with a mic and talking to the fans. However, these are the decisions coaches and athletes face all the time, and it is not always easy to decide.
    I am just glad people see past the athlete and understand the person.

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  • TrackDaddy
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    1. She went to h.s. in Des Moines and probably had a lot of fans there.

    2. She may have had some type of contractual obligation?

    I hope she's okay too.

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  • gh
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  • gh
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    Cuz she's such a good, caring human being who would have been consumed with guilt had she "let down" all the good folks who came to see her? (that said seriously in case somebody thinks I was being a wiseass)

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Re: Lolo At Drake

    Originally posted by guru
    Why in the world would Lolo Jones run with a hamstring issue in cold, wet weather? Especially hurdles :?

    Let's hope her minor injury is not now a major one.
    Because, unlike Asafa Powell, she cares about her fans and really wanted to put on a show for them. Some may say that she cares too much, but that's who she is.

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  • guru
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    started a topic Lolo At Drake

    Lolo At Drake

    Why in the world would Lolo Jones run with a hamstring issue in cold, wet weather? Especially hurdles :?

    Let's hope her minor injury is not now a major one.
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