Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Most challenging doubles in same meet

Collapse

Unconfigured Ad Widget

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Most challenging doubles in same meet

    With the current top ten thread going I was thinking perhaps a separate list of the best or most challenging doubles or triples or quad ever attempted.

    I will throw out a couple that stick in my mind.

    Alberto Juantoreno's 4/8 in 76.
    Paige 8/1500 at NC's
    Gatlin 100, 200, 110H, 4x1 in 01 SEC

    I could name a few more but I think many of you will offer up some better ones.

  • #2
    Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

    Kratochovilova's 400/800 m at WC in 1983.
    Nurmi's 1500/5000 m at 1924 Olys (on the same day, within one hour).

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

      doggone it cascade, the minute I started to read your thread I thought of Paige's double in 1979 at the NCAA in Champaign. I was there, and it was outtasight. But you beat me to it, so I will offer a second.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

        Emil Zatopek, 5,10k and Mar.52 OG.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

          <Emil Zatopek, 5,10k and Mar.52 OG.>

          An obvious one, and I can't understand how I "forgot" this!

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

            Gail Devers 100mH, 100m, & 4x1


            Gail Devers 60m & 60mH

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

              Jason Richardson managed a pretty impressive double last summer at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec. At 19:08 on July 11 he won his semifinal in the 400 hurdles in 51.30, then 37 minutes later won the 110 hurdles final in 13.29. The next day he won the 400 hurdles final in 49.91.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

                The King of All Doubles

                Jesse Owens Big 10s
                May 25, 1935 Ann Arbor, MI
                3:15pm 100y 9.4 EWR
                3:25pm LJ 26'8.25" WR (until 1960)
                3:45pm 220y (200m) 20.3 WRy(WRm)
                4:00pm 220yIH (200mIH) 22.6 WRy(WRm)

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

                  I believe Kratochvilova's double was tougher than any of the others'. Unlike the more recent Lewis/Johnson/Jones cases, nothing was done to the schedule to accomodate her in Helsinki. She had to run the 400 semi and the 800 final within one hour of each other, and still ended up running 1:54.68 in her second race, with a final 200 of 27.1 (I believe) !!! With more even pace, she could have broken the WR again then and there.
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

                    >I believe Kratochvilova's double was tougher >than
                    >any of the others'. Unlike the more recent
                    >Lewis/Johnson/Jones cases, nothing was done to
                    >the schedule to accomodate her in Helsinki. She
                    >had to run the 400 semi and the 800 final within
                    >one hour of each other, and still ended up
                    >running 1:54.68 in her second race, with a final
                    >200 of 27.1 (I believe) !!! With more even pace,
                    >she could have broken the WR again then and
                    >there.

                    Yes, but she didn't do it on her own.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

                      <The King of All Doubles
                      Jesse Owens Big 10s
                      May 25, 1935 Ann Arbor, MI
                      3:15pm 100y 9.4 EWR
                      3:25pm LJ 26'8.25" WR (until 1960)
                      3:45pm 220y (200m) 20.3 WRy(WRm)
                      4:00pm 220yIH (200mIH) 22.6 WRy(WRm)>

                      Not to take anything away from Owens and his day of days in Ann Arbor in 1935. The most demanding (perhaps not the same as outstanding?) doubles would look at the quality of the opposition in each event. If I remember correctly Owens at Ann Arbor had litttle serious challenge in most events. Running with a slightly injured back, he is supposed to have been totally relaxed (due to lack of competition?) and did not expect outstanding times/distances.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

                        Slaney's 1500 / 3000 in 83 WC

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

                          Kratochvilova's double had to the toughest I've ever seen. It one thing to race when your tired but to have to race with the lactic acid still fresh in your system from another long sprint race is just brutal.

                          Its not even close to the same thing but I did the 400 / 800 double as a 15 yr old in a State Championship Jr. olympic meet and all I remember is puking after the 800m and then realizing I had only 45 minutes to get ready for a 400m heat.

                          Long sprinters, endure some incredible things because of lactic acid buil-up. They have my utmost respect.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

                            "Kratochvilova's double had to the toughest I've ever seen. It one thing to race when your tired but to have to race with the lactic acid still fresh in your system from another long sprint race is just brutal."

                            Probably not as tough as it would seem at first glance. Imagine a man who could jog through a 400 semi in the Worlds a full 2 seconds off his 400 best and still qualify easily. Not even MJ could get away with that.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Most challenging doubles in same meet

                              If Helsinki's feat is not enough, take Jarmila's afternoon in 1981 Euopean Cup "B": 100m 11.31, 400m 52.10, 4x100m 44.60, 200m 22.40, 4x400m 49.2 anchor...

                              Or take one of her training cession at high altitude (hard for recovery!) in 1983 : 4x300m in 36.5 with 20 min reps between...

                              Kratochvílová reached places where no woman ever came talking about 400m specific endurance.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X