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  • Guess who's 55 today

    It's the oldest of all current world outdoor record holders. Any guesses?
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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    Re: Guess who's 55 today

    Originally posted by Powell
    It's the oldest of all current world outdoor record holders. Any guesses?
    Yuri Sedykh?

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    • #3
      Nope. Sedykh is only 50.
      Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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        • #5
          Work on your maths, being born in 1956 doesn't make him 55 :lol:
          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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          • #6
            Re: Guess who's 55 today

            Originally posted by Powell
            It's the oldest of all current world outdoor record holders. Any guesses?
            Jarmila?

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            • #7
              Yup, it's Jarmila Kratochvilova. She may not seem that ancient, but she didn't actually start running world-class times until she was about 28, and had her best season at 32. All that at a time when world-class sprinting by an athlete over 30 was considered an oxymoron.

              BTW, in the first post I referred to Kratochvilova as the oldest current outdoor record holder. Which current indoor WR holder is older than she?
              Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                • #9
                  That would be Helena Fibingerová, b. 13jul1949, that set her sp-record 22.50 on 2feb1977.

                  /Tom

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Powell
                    Yup, it's Jarmila Kratochvilova. She may not seem that ancient, but she didn't actually start running world-class times until she was about 28, and had her best season at 32. All that at a time when world-class sprinting by an athlete over 30 was considered an oxymoron.

                    BTW, in the first post I referred to Kratochvilova as the oldest current outdoor record holder. Which current indoor WR holder is older than she?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Guess who's 55 today

                      Here's a more recent pic of Kratochvilova:
                      Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                      • #12
                        I also found this interesting 'Where are they now' piece on Fibingerova:

                        http://www.prague-tribune.cz/2004/4/4.htm
                        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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