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  • Best Marks in Athens

    Does anyone think any of these marks will be bettered in Athens this August during the Olympics?

    Men's
    100....9.91
    200...19.82
    400...44.12
    800.1:43.22
    1,500...3:30.00, Steeple...7:58.64, 5,000...12:57.29, 10,000...26:58.39, Marathon...2:07:27, 110H..12.95, 400H...47.05, 4X1..37.44, 4X4...2:55.99, HJ...2.40. PV..5.95, LJ...8.54, TJ...17.96, SP...22.00, DT...70.22, HT..85.33, JT...90.44, and Decathlon...8,904.


    The Women

    100...10.82, 200...22.03, 400...48.04, 800...1:55.67, 1,500...3:55.83, 5,000...14:27.03,10,000...30:11.28, Marathon...2:24:33, 100H..12.38, 400H...53.38, 4X1...41.77, 4X4...3:20.75, HJ...2.07, PV...4.82, LJ...7.11, TJ...15.22, SP...20.80, DT...67.66, HT...74.74, JT...66.49, and Heptathon...7,083.

  • #2
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    not smart or energetic enough to tranlate the metrics, but I think the mens' 1500 and the 5000 will be lower than what you have outlined.

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    • #3
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      and weren't you a leading character in "North By Northwest" ?

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      • #4
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        Yes, you might know me as George Kaplan. I'm a big track & field fan.

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        • #5
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          " He is dusting where there ain't no crop "
          One of the most ominous lines in movies.
          Could not resist that.
          Men's 800 could be beaten.
          Women's Javelin, 400h and the Marathon depending on what time of day they are running it. Benoit ran 2.24 in L.A. but they started real early in the morning. But too many unknowns with the heat.

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          • #6
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            in the 400h who ran 47.05, and when?

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            • #7
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              >in the 400h who ran 47.05, and when?

              all the marks he posted appear to be arbitrary, not related to specific persons. And that 47.04 is about the hottest of them all, besides Young's 46.78, only Moses by .02 and Bronson by .01 have been under his posted 47.04.

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              • #8
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                I do expect women 100 and 200 to be below these marks.
                "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                • #9
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                  Well I'll do my BEST!

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                  • #10
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                    Here are the feet and inches for Roger Thornhill's field event predictions:
                    Men: HJ 7' 10.5", PV 19' 6.25", LJ 28' 0.25", TJ 58' 11", SP 72' 2.25", DT 230' 4", HT 279' 11", JT 296' 9".
                    Women: HJ 6' 9.5", PV 15' 9.75", LJ 23' 4", TJ 49' 11.25", SP 68' 3", DT 222' 0", HT 245' 2", and JT 218' 1".
                    Remember, he said he didn't think any of these marks would be bettered in the Athens Olympics this August.

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                    • #11
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                      That men's long jump distance certainly looks possible... In the old days, all 3 medalists would have been over a piddling 28 feet.

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                      • #12
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                        I think his field event standards will be surpassed in womens's PV, and then in these mens events: PV, LJ, and SP. By "I think" I mean more than 50 % probability.

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                        • #13
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                          >That men's long jump distance certainly looks possible... In the old days, all
                          >3 medalists would have been over a piddling 28 feet.>>

                          I was rather surprised to see how untrue this statement was (off the top of my head, I would have agreed):

                          <<1968
                          1. Bob Beamon (US) ...........29-2 1/2 ...8.90(A) WR
                          2. Klaus Beer (EG) ...........26-10 1/2 .......8.19
                          3. Ralph Boston (US) .........26-9 1/2 ........8.16

                          1972
                          1. Randy Williams (US) .......27-1/2 ..........8.24
                          2. Hans Baumgartner (WG) .....26-10 ............8.18
                          3. Arnie Robinson (US) .......26-4 1/4 ........8.03

                          1976
                          1. Arnie Robinson (US) .......27-4 3/4 ........8.35
                          2. Randy Williams (US) .......26-7 1/4 ........8.11
                          3. Frank Wartenberg (EG) .....26-3 3/4 ........8.02

                          1980
                          1. Lutz Dombrowski (EG) ......28-1/4 ..........8.54
                          2. Frank Paschek (EG) ........26-11 1/4 .......8.21
                          3. Valeriy Podluzhniy (SU) ...26-10 ............8.18

                          1984
                          1. Carl Lewis (US) ...........28-1/4 ..........8.54
                          2. Gary Honey (Aus) ..........27-1/2 ..........8.24
                          3. Giovanni Evangelisti (Ita) 27-1/2 ..........8.24

                          1988
                          1. Carl Lewis (US) ...........28-7 1/2 ........8.72
                          2. Mike Powell (US) ..........27-10 1/4 .......8.49
                          3. Larry Myricks (US) ........27-1 3/4 ........8.27

                          1992
                          1. Carl Lewis (US) ...........28-5 1/2 .........8.67
                          2. Mike Powell (US) ..........28-4 1/4 .........8.64
                          3. Joe Greene (US) ...........27-4 1/2 .........8.34

                          1996
                          1. Carl Lewis (US)............27-10 3/4 ........8.50
                          2. James Beckford (Jam).......27-2 1/2 .........8.29
                          3. Joe Greene (US)............27-1/2 ...........8.24

                          2000
                          1. Iván Pedroso (Cub).........28-3/4 ...........8.55
                          2. Jai Taurima (Aus)..........27-10 1/4.........8.49
                          3. Roman Shchurenko (Ukr).....27-3 1/4..........8.31

                          In all but 6 Olympics (5 at low-altitude) a jump of 28-0 would not only have won a medal, but also would have won gold.

                          There's only one Games ('92) where 28-0 wouldn't ahve won silver, and it would ALWAYS have won bronze.

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                          • #14
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                            Men's side track events only (others are better qualified for field events and women's marks than I would be):

                            Likely will be faster: 100m and 5,000m

                            Reasonably possible: 400m, 1500m, 10,000m

                            No way: Marathon (too hot and hilly)

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                            • #15
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                              <<The Women

                              100...10.82, 200...22.03, 400...48.04,>>

                              No woman has ever recorded a 48.04.

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