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  • Sprinter Identification:

    Does anyone remember the name of the U.S. Sprinter who finished 2nd in the 1960 Olympics in Rome? I know Armin Hary won the gold in that race mainly because of his start, but the U.S. sprinter who finished 2nd came on strong at the end.
    (Side note of interest, he may have been the last caucasian sprinter to qualify for the US in the 100 meter dash).

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    Dave Sime.

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    • #3
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      would love to know what Sime's last 50m split was - he sure came on strong. He WAS last caucasian US 100 Olympian. Jerry Ashworth made '64 relay team, but Sime last 100 guy, I think. No 'American Borzovs(or Wellses)' on the horizon....

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        What about the kid from Kentucky, (Compost ot Combest is his last name) I don't know if he graduated from H.S. yet or not, but he has a lot of potenial, and he's rather small now (Like 5"7", 140 lbs.). If he continues to grow physically watch out! The last I heard he is running in the 10.3 range for 100 meters.

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        • #5
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          Hey, where'd ya' find that time warp?

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          • #6
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            No Compost hasn't graduated from high school yet, but give him time, he's only 23!

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            • #7
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              I think you're exaggerating. He won't turn 23 until Monday.

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              • #8
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                That's why their are experts like you around to correct me.

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                • #9
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                  Casey Combest (US HS record holder in the 60 ?) seems to have given up the sport, the last article I read.

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                  • #10
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                    i actually raced against casy in a track meet in 2000. he is wild and out of control. unless he has changed his lifestyle we want ever know what he can do.

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                    • #11
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                      Thanks for the info.

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                      • #12
                        Sprinter Identification:

                        Neither Sime nor Hary was last Caucasian 100 M. We've had Borzov since (who doubled).

                        I might add- Pietro Mennea held the 200 record forever.

                        Bijan C. Bayne

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                        • #13
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                          Bijan, take a closer look at the initial question on this thread, it was who was the last U.S. caucasian Olympic sprinter in the 100, it was not last caucasian winner in the Olympics.

                          Nice to see some new blood on this historical side. Keep it up.

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                          • #14
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                            if you ran me then i beat you. how would you know i was a wild one. if you beat me then i'd say you could say i was wild one. i'll run again it just takes time. casey combest

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                            • #15
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                              Hope you make it back on the track so you can take advantage of your GOD-given talent.
                              Best of Luck Mr, Combest.

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