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  • #61
    Originally posted by ATK View Post
    Your right. Running the 500m along side Courtney Okolo and Dalilah Muhammad
    Very strong line-up, I'd like them to go for the WIR but 1.06.31 from Krasnomovets-Forsheva is probably achievable only buy Okolo if in top shape. Her 300 was mediocre while her 600 was strong (1.25 flat) but not as strong as she would need to break the 500 world best. Montano in top shape could probably run close to that time but at this point I'd say she will run 1.10ish while Muhammad seems to be that kind of athlete who runs faster with hurdles than without.

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    • #62
      Still wondering about Montano!
      Also, is Barbora Spotakova retired?

      What about the Bahamas' Chris Brown!
      He sets Age records every year he runs lately!
      He's due for Age 38!

      And Mark Kiptoo?
      He ran 2:06:00 in 2015 at Age 39---that's the Age 39 record!
      He's 40 now, and could get the 40 & over record of 2:08:38!

      Also, what about Maggie Vessey?
      She's in her mid-30's now, and might want to go into fashion design!

      Molly Ludlow?

      ADD: Another I'm curious about is the flashy Ezekiel Kemboi!
      Retired?
      Hope not--he's good for the sport!
      We need more wild men---and women!
      LOL
      Last edited by aaronk; 03-21-2017, 03:49 AM.

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      • #63
        Just saw where Garrett Scantling has participated in UGA Pro Football Senior Day as a wide receiver. Said he's returning to his "first love".

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        • #64
          Originally posted by aaronk View Post
          Also, is Barbora Spotakova retired?
          She will throw at the Prefontaine Classic.

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          • #65
            2016 Olympic high jump champion Ruth Beitia has retired from athletics due to persistent injuries, it was announced on Wednesday. At 38 years of age, her body just couldn't handle the rigors of training.

            “I’ve spent many years putting my body to 100 percent on many occasions and putting it to the limit on others,” Beitia told a news conference in her home city of Santander, accompanied by her coach Ramon Torralbo.

            “The situation we find ourselves in today is to tell you that we are calling time on our sporting life.”

            Beitia is the only Spanish female athlete to have won an Olympic gold.
            She has combined her sporting exploits with a career in politics since she was elected to the regional parliament of Cantabria with the ruling PP party in 2011.

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            • #66
              Austra Skujytė, winner of two Olympic heptathlon medals, has retired.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                Austra Skujytė, winner of two Olympic heptathlon medals, has retired.
                She is also the world record holder in the decathlon with 8358 (3890/4468):
                12.49, 46.19 (151-6), 3.10 (10-2), 48.78 (160-0), 57.19
                14.22w, 6.12w (20-1), 16.42 (53-10½), 1.78 (5-10), 5:15.86

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                • #68
                  I read somewhere that Carmelita Jeter was making a comeback and possibly taking it day by day until riom While i doubt we will see her win another championships she could still make a us team and thus relay. We will see.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by fasttrak85 View Post
                    I read somewhere that Carmelita Jeter was making a comeback and possibly taking it day by day until riom While i doubt we will see her win another championships she could still make a us team and thus relay. We will see.
                    Maybe she's trying to hold out just long enough (another 2½ years) to take a shot at Ottey's age 40+ WR (10.99 at Thessaloniki in 2000). That is, if the injuries don't catch up with her as fast as time itself.

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                    • #70
                      Jeter has announced her retirement. Story in front page headline section.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                        Jeter has announced her retirement. Story in front page headline section.
                        ;-(

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                        • #72
                          As most of you know, Andy Wheating announced his retirement today. (Facebook & front page here)

                          But so has Shaquille Walker---at age 24!!
                          He wants to be a dentist---now---so retired with a couple of years left on his contract!

                          While not retired---far from it!---Kellyn Taylor is training to be a fireman (firewoman??)!!

                          And Carrie Tollefson interviewed Nick Symmonds on her podcast (done Dec 22, but released today).
                          He talks mostly about his post-pro life---Run Gum, doing the marathon, fishing, etc!

                          Proving Pro athletes DO have a life outside athletics!!

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                          • #73
                            Jeremy Wariner retired quietly last August or so.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by is 74 really old? View Post
                              Youth always wins. There is a natural time to hang em up and move to the next stage of life. I think it's exciting to watch the new kids on the block improve and become the top of the heap.
                              Upper 30's to low 40s is the peak for both speed and power. So there's no reason why any of them should retire before 42.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Matt_London_413 View Post
                                Upper 30's to low 40s is the peak for both speed and power. So there's no reason why any of them should retire before 42.
                                I suspect Matt has never experience the difference in being 25 and 40.

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