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  • Doyle Brunson? Texas State mile champ?

    I read that he was a former NBA prospect who got his leg crushed while working a summer job. Was he also a former state mile champ? If you know what the poker legend looks like now you couldn't believe that he was ever svelte......

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    Re: Doyle Brunson? Texas State mile champ?

    "Was he also a former state mile champ?<<

    EVERYONE was a former high school state champion in the mile - even me - I believe my time back then was . . . 4:30.

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      Re: Doyle Brunson? Texas State mile champ?

      Indeed he was!

      1950 state 2A champ in 4:38.1 for Sweetwater HS.

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        Re: Doyle Brunson? Texas State mile champ?

        >Indeed he was!
        1950 state 2A champ in 4:38.1 for Sweetwater HS.<<

        He wasn't even a 4:30 miler?! The ignominy!

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          Re: Doyle Brunson? Texas State mile champ?

          If you see what he looks like now he looks like Jabba the Hut....

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            Re: Doyle Brunson? Texas State mile champ?

            Dyrol Burleson, he is not.

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            • #7
              Re: Doyle Brunson? Texas State mile champ?

              Sure was

              1950 Texas high school Mile champs
              B Dale Imel, White Deer 4:41.0
              1A Lenroy Lowe, Mart 4:37.4
              2A Doyle Brunson, Sweetwater 4:38.1
              City James Steward, FW Tech 4:35.9

              Heard it was a bad beat....

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              • #8
                I was surfing the other night (TV, not water) and I got to see the Texas legend. I gather he's quite the character.

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                • #9
                  I don't know Doyle Brunson, but as a product of the time and place, I can testify those were typical times.. notice that except for the City school champ from Fort Worth, two were from rural panhandle schools and the third from the cotton blacklands east of Waco... I would wager that they ran the mile because they were too slow to run anything else and their only distance training consisted of a life time of chasing down jack-rabbits for food.. it is not that difficult.. the rabbit will generally run in circles not too far from its hole.. you can tag team it and it eventually just lies down

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