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  • #61
    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

    They didn't have one for Cordner Nelson who actually founded the magazine.
    Nor Bert IIRC. Article on Cordner's death Jan 2010 if anyone wants to read.

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    • #62
      Neither Bert nor Cordner (and probably Bob, too) would have wanted their photographs on the cover of TFN.

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      • #63
        my column's remembrance of Bob from the latest edition now available on home page

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        • #64
          An excellent column, Garry.

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          • #65
            A lovely tribute. Though I never met the likes of Bob Hersh, Jim Dunaway, Peter Matthews (etc) their writings told me what legends of T&F journalism/announcing/etc they were.

            In Australia, proper 'calling' of an athletics meet didn't happen until the 80s. Before that it was just announcing of track competitor names and results from top three (sometimes with only the winner's time) a little while after the race.

            And sometimes those track announcers used to say 'people get away from that area or you will be prosecuted for trespass' lol

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            • #66
              Originally posted by DoubleRBar View Post
              Neither Bert nor Cordner (and probably Bob, too) would have wanted their photographs on the cover of TFN.
              Bert mandated that his picture never appear in the magazine, period.

              He did appear, incognito, in advertising pieces a few times.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by gh View Post

                Bert mandated that his picture never appear in the magazine, period.

                He did appear, incognito, in advertising pieces a few times.
                And, also incognito, on the cover once:

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                Originally posted by gh View Post

                as i recall, the hands belong to Jon Hendershott and Bert Nelson
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                Last edited by Davidokun; 02-17-2023, 01:13 AM.

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                • #68
                  Yes, Bert on the left and Jon on the right. Not sure where the money came from.

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                  • #69
                    I first met Bob in Prague in 1978, and we would get together occasionally over the years, generally for a meal, with Bob accompanied by Louise and me with my wife Sarah. Bob always shone with his intelligence, warmth and knowledge. It was always a treat to see him, and even after his illness woes began we would chat on the phone. The world of athletics will miss him, and I will on a personal level.

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