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  • #16
    Re: Dan O'Brien

    If he stays healthy he might have a shot but thats more then 4 feet off his LJ PR.

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    • #17
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      Let's be realistic: Dan is done.

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      • #18
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        He's still got 4 months. If he really wants it, I wouldn't be surprised if he's a contender. If he can avoid injury, that is.

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        • #19
          Re: Dan O'Brien

          Dan is done. Won't even finish a decathlon this year, let alone score 7500 pts. He's replaying the 1992 season all over again when Daley Thompson was on his last legs. Classic case of the old warrior hoping for one more go around.

          Kurt

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          • #20
            Re: Dan O'Brien

            Any link to the results? Thanks in advance

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            • #21
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              http://ucsbgauchos.ocsn.com/sports/w-tr ... 04aaa.html

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              • #22
                Re: Dan O'Brien

                Dan's performances aren't all bad, his 100m of 11.06 is actually quite decent, and his shot is ok-ish. It seems the more technical events are his problem, and obviously so, it must be hard getting into the grove when you've missed so much. Still, a LJ of 6.68 is dire. To put it into perspective, Linford Christie did a LJ for his local club in the early 1990's, (cant remember which year but between 1990-1993)and he jumped between 6.40 and 6.60. He had absolutely no technique and it was very much a one off.
                Without seeing him compete it's hard to know whether it was a run-up problem or not, but I suspect it was if he's in 11.0 sprint form. He must be looking at 7m+ at least by the trials, but that still aint enough!

                On the topic of comebacks, what do you feel of Kim Battens recent 57+ 400mh? Can she make the US team? And Heike Drechsler is aiming for Athens again, after just one poor meet last year (injured) and an autumn op.

                Any thoughts on these two - can they impact at al this summer?

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                • #23
                  Re: Dan O'Brien

                  It appears that DOB is serious. He is entered in the 110HH, PV, LJ, DT, and SP at Stanford this weekend.
                  http://sml1.com/recordtiming//stanford_invitational04/

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                  • #24
                    Re: Dan O'Brien

                    >http://ucsbgauchos.ocsn.com/sports/w...032104aaa.html

                    I'm sure someone out there figured out his points?

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                    • #25
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                      several people have dissed Dan's chances, but he is a heck of a lot younger than an Edwin Moses or even a Mike Powell and I for one thoink he's got a fair shot at at least making the team. Go get 'em Dan, even if you fall short you've proven your greatness.

                      And as for some comment about clutching... he had ONE meet in which he nh'ed in the PV... tragically it was the '92 FOT. If that's true then I guess Sergiy Bubka is no good either, as he did it in the '92 OG's !

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                      • #26
                        Re: Dan O'Brien

                        >It appears that DOB is serious. He is entered in the 110HH, PV, LJ, DT, and SP
                        >at Stanford this
                        >weekend.
                        http://sml1.com/recordtiming//stanford_invitational04/
                        A little while after I posted this, I saw DOB running in a park near my hous with his dogs. He told me he is not going to Stanford because there are too many heats and will compete a Arizona State on Friday.
                        http://thesundevils.ocsn.com/sports/c-t ... sched.html
                        He also said his training is going well and wants to compete in the Trials. He plans to try for the A standard in a multi meet at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Dan O'Brien

                          >It appears that DOB is serious. He is entered in the 110HH, PV, LJ, DT, and SP
                          >at Stanford this
                          >weekend.
                          http://sml1.com/recordtiming//stanford_invitational04/
                          A little while after I posted this, I saw DOB running in a park near my house with his dogs. He told me he is not going to Stanford because there are too many heats and will compete a Arizona State on Friday.
                          http://thesundevils.ocsn.com/sports/c-t ... sched.html
                          He also said his training is going well and wants to compete in the Trials. He plans to try for the A standard in a multi meet at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Dan O'Brien

                            >It appears that DOB is serious. He is entered in the 110HH, PV, LJ, DT, and SP
                            >at Stanford this
                            >weekend.
                            http://sml1.com/recordtiming//stanford_invitational04/
                            A little while after I posted this, I saw DOB running in a park near my house with his dogs. He told me he is not going to Stanford because there are too many heats and will compete at Arizona State on Friday.
                            http://thesundevils.ocsn.com/sports/c-t ... sched.html
                            He also said his training is going well and wants to compete in the Trials. He plans to try for the A standard in a multi meet at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

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                            • #29
                              Re: Dan O'Brien

                              Being that he is 38 (at some point this year) this comeback is pretty weak, at best he can barely make the US team. He needs to get a job and get focused on life........

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                              • #30
                                Re: Dan O'Brien

                                I probably shouldn't post this seeing as everyone has a right to their own opinion BUT that last post on "focusing on life" really is ill-informed and rather cruel if you ask me.

                                I wonder if Track Fan has any idea of what Dan is doing with his life. Does Track Fan have any idea what Dan even cares about. My guess is no. For all we know Dan could be finding a cure for cancer and training on the side. The point is, it's Dan's business what he does with his time, not ours.

                                There are plenty of people on this site who train hard AND have fulfilling lives outside of the track. I for one am one of them. But I guess Track Fan already knew that.

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