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    Other than Beamon's leap, the most amazing one day record change in T & F was the day Michael Johnson burned a 19.32 200 M, breaking a 17-year old record by 34/100 of a second (three meters).

    To lower a mile world record by a third of a second is phenomenal. To lower a sprint world record by .34 is inhuman. Look at the second and third place times for that race (I think Bolden & Fredericks) if you ever have a chance. THEY were cruising.

    Bijan C. Bayne

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    Ron Clarke lowering his own 10K record from 28:15 to 27:39 ain't too shaggy either.

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      Bijan, if you call Frederick's 19.68 and Boldon's 19.80 for 2nd and third "just cruising", how fast would they have to be going for you to say they were "running ? " Frederick's 19.68 made him the second fastest 200 runner in history and has been bested, 7 years later, by only MJ in the same race, plus MJ's 19.66 WR on the same track a month earlier.

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        It was a figure of speech,thus the bold lettering for the word THEY. (In other words,he wasn't the only one flying, THEY were)

        Bijan

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          ok,ok I get it now. Talking about all 3, they were "cruising" and by that you meant they were going FAST !

          Sorry for my misinterpretation.... thought you meant the next 2 were just legging it out because MJ was so far ahead.

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            Agreed: All thre medalists in the men's 1996 Olympic 200m ran extremely fast -- on an extremely fast track which was thereafter removed from the stadium. That's regrettable; it would have been good to see how fast other sprinters, both male and female, would run in subsequent years on the same track.

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