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  • Rob
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    Re: Would Wells have won the 100 without the US boycott in 8

    Another good question would be would Mennea?

    Most likely.

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    Re: Would Wells have won the 100 without the US boycott in 8

    Allan Wells also (co)wrote a book titled
    "The Allan Wells Book of Sprinting." My high school coach had a copy....

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    Re: Would Wells have won the 100 without the US boycott in 8

    In the 1983 WC final, Wells beat everyone who was not Carl Lewis, Calvin Smith, or Emmitt King...

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    I think Wells was capable of winning but I would not have bet on him against Floyd, Sanford, Lattany. On the other hand...Wells I believe still made the final in the Helsinki WC in the 100 and 200 so he was no slouch by any means. Good race that never was.

    Another good question would be would Mennea have won the 200 in MOscow with American 200 runners. My answer would be yes. Mennea placed third in the Helsinki WC 200 behind Calvin Smith and Eliot Quow. I know his 19.73 was run at altitude with Maximium wind but I think he still was a consistent 20.0 and a few hundreths runner. He also made the 200 final I believe in 72, 76, 80 (won) and 84...that is consistency!

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    Sure, Charlie Wells, maybe.

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  • Umnitsa
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    Borzov weighs something like 110 kg now. I saw a pic online recently.
    http://www.gymworld.de/news/article/index0053.html

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  • Per Andersen
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    Disregard my last posting. The names got scrambled as I typed. FALKEN's order is of course the correct one.

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  • Per Andersen
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    > 4. Osendarp, 5 Wykoff, 6 Strandberg.
    Excellent! And now how about the lane assignment from that race?

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  • Falken
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    The other three of '36;
    4. Wykoff 5. Borchmeyer 6. Strandberg

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    Re: Would Wells have won the 100 without the US boycott in 8

    I think before the Sydney Oylmpics they gathered all the surviving 100 meter champions for a dinner all showed up except for Hary(don't know why) Borzov was 30 pounds overweight.

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  • michael lewis
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    "From what I have seen of Borzov you will have to roll him out for the final"

    Really? He's not old, so what gives? I mean, he can't be more than 53. Is he sick or something?

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    From what I have seen of Borzov you will have to roll him out for the final, same with Hary and Morrow........

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  • michael lewis
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    "I think we should gather all the surviving finalists"

    You'll have to wait til after the race to see who that will be.

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