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    Roger Kingdom, the two-time Olympic high hurdles champ, has told a Pittsburgh newspaper that he's shooting for Athens at age 41.  He needs to run 13.55 to qualify for the Olympic Trials in Sacramento.

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    And in a related development, gh hopes to be sleeping with (fill in choice of your own personal fantasy) in Sacramento also.

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    • #3
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      Who gets further Moses or Kingdom?

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      • #4
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        >Who gets further Moses or Kingdom?

        I say Gabe will. There's just too much talk of Bolt around here.

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        • #5
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          I understand that Ted Corbitt has a good chance in the 10,000...

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          • #6
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            >Who gets further Moses or Kingdom?

            I suppose it's assumed both would get further than GH would with his fantasy dame?

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            • #7
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              >>Who gets further Moses or Kingdom?

              I suppose it's assumed both would get
              >further than GH would with his fantasy dame?

              No-all four of them will-Ted, Roger, Gabe and Edwin.

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              • #8
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                My money is on Malmo in the steeple and Virgin in the 10k.

                Also think Stones has a shot in the HJ.

                Heck, maybe even Pre will stage a comeback. Now that would be news!

                I wonder if Ovett has been seen secretly training? (Mark, you better get the bath water ready!)

                LMAO

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                • #9
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                  I think top athletes, perhaps because they never really have to grow up, think they are invincible and will never die or grow old (just like young people generally). I can say from experience, at some point the body just won't do what it used to. I remember a few years ago, I got back into what I thought was decent shape and entered my first 10K in years. I set out at what I thought was a modest pace and very quickly realized I was slogging through an utterly miserable experience. And what Kingdom is proposing to do will not be "modest." He would do well to look at Joan Benoit in this year's marathon trials -- she went into it with realistic expectations for her age, and enjoyed the experience, if I remember correctly.
                  "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                  • #10
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                    Heck if the U.S. 1500 times don't improve any this year I think many of us old timers will consider a come back.

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                    • #11
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                      >Heck if the U.S. 1500 times don't improve any this year I think many of us old
                      >timers will consider a come back.

                      Gill will have your number.

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                      • #12
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                        "8675309" LMAO again.

                        I have found it easier to go up in distance with age rather than try and get faster.

                        Maybe in another 30 years or so I'll give Corbitt a run his money. He'll be 114 by then.

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                        • #13
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                          Maybe in another 30 years or so I'll
                          >give Corbitt a run his money. He'll be 114 by then.

                          In Canada we have sub 3 hour 70 year old Ed Whitlock who I wouldn't count out in 30 years.

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                            Wasn:t Rocky Marciano 137 years old when he beat Joe Lewis? If that is the case, AW can retire, refund NIKE his US 250K, work hard labor at Ford in Michigan for 93 years (to repay the community for its "coulda, woulda, shoulda" DM burdens and lost scholarship money), take a short break and train for the next 3, then see if he has the stuff in 2096.

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                              >Roger Kingdom, the two-time Olympic high hurdles champ, has told a Pittsburgh
                              >newspaper that he's shooting for Athens at age 41.  He needs to run 13.55 to
                              >qualify for the Olympic Trials in Sacramento.>

                              Great for Roger. The issue that bothers me is come Trials time, assuming he's in the meet, the media will spend too much time talking about his comeback rather than focusing on the guys who are more legitimate contenders.

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