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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

    Yeah, I cheated, too. I don't think anyone will know this runner. They may get the name from clues, but doubt anyone remembers her/him
    That's what I meant of being clueless.

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
    Well, I cheated and I would be surprised if anyone will remember this runner.
    Yeah, I cheated, too. I don't think anyone will know this runner. They may get the name from clues, but doubt anyone remembers her/him

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  • DoubleRBar
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    You got her, Pego. Her last name is Walker. As for her event in 1970, check out posts # 9 and 10 on this thread.

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  • Pego
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    Just to show I am paying attention to this thread, would the last name be Walker? I am still clueless about the event though.

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  • DoubleRBar
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    I think you could be right Tuariki. Here are some major hints as to her name: First name has a connection with the title of the thread for today's birthday athlete. Last name of this world record holder is a name for people in a certain Olympic event (track & field).

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  • Tuariki
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    Well, I cheated and I would be surprised if anyone will remember this runner.

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  • DoubleRBar
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    Very good, mcgato. You got the event: the women's marathon. This record was set in Oregon (not Eugene or Portland) in 1970. The time, the athlete, and the site are not easy.

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  • mcgato
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    Women's marathon? Not sure who would be setting the record. Maybe in Eugene.

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  • DoubleRBar
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    Tuariki is pretty close with his Portland guess. I will tell you that this specific event has been held in the Olympic Games for over 35 years. As far as I know, it is ratified by the I.A.A.F. and W.A.
    Last edited by DoubleRBar; 03-02-2020, 05:21 PM.

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  • mcgato
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    I was thinking a run across Death Valley.

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  • Tuariki
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    I am thinking of a road race in Eugene or Portland

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  • DoubleRBar
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    You're right, Olli, Chi Cheng did set a world record in the same year as our "Big Event", however Cheng's 100 record was official. I can tell you that this record was not set on a "track" in a stadium.

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  • Olli
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    Since nobody seems to guess anything, I'll make a guess, even though I may be in a completely wrong track. But didn't Chi Cheng from Taiwan make some unofficial WRs in about those times?

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  • DoubleRBar
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    I must say that this record was set a little farther from the TFN headquarters than I originally reported. I would say less than 600 miles from the TFN headquarters. This particular event is best recorded as a "world best" rather than a record ratified by the I.A.A.F.

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  • ianb
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    When you say "world record" presumably you mean a performance ratified by the IAAF ? (rather than a "world best" which would be in an event got given record status by the IAAF)

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