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  • Texas: give us a tall sprinter list

    Is Bolt, at 6' 5", a new prototype - the wave of the future- or abberation?

    Tommie Smith, Steve Williams, who else? How tall was McKinley?

  • #2
    Re: Texas: give us a tall sprinter list

    Originally posted by jhc68
    Is Bolt, at 6' 5", a new prototype - the wave of the future- or abberation?

    Tommie Smith, Steve Williams, who else? How tall was McKinley?
    McKenley was about 6-1. Wint was close to 6-5 and had similar build to Bolt but of course Wint was an 400-800 type.
    Carlos was 6-4 but Tommie Smith at 6-3 was split higher. Obikwelu is 1.95 (6-4 3/4) Jaysuma Ndure is also an unusual looking sprinter. Reed thin and 1.92.
    Wave of the future probably. Maybe not in the US though.

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    • #3
      Re: Texas: give us a tall sprinter list

      Originally posted by Per Andersen
      Originally posted by jhc68
      Is Bolt, at 6' 5", a new prototype - the wave of the future- or abberation?

      Tommie Smith, Steve Williams, who else? How tall was McKinley?
      McKenley was about 6-1. Wint was close to 6-5 and had similar build to Bolt but of course Wint was an 400-800 type.
      Carlos was 6-4 but Tommie Smith at 6-3 was split higher. Obikwelu is 1.95 (6-4 3/4) Jaysuma Ndure is also an unusual looking sprinter. Reed thin and 1.92.
      Wave of the future probably. Maybe not in the US though.
      Steve Riddick was 6'3" and so was Dave Sime and Ken Norton.
      ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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      • #4
        Re: Texas: give us a tall sprinter list

        Originally posted by paulthefan
        Steve Riddick was 6'3" and so was Dave Sime and Ken Norton.
        I think you mean Ray Norton, and it says here he was 6-2.

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        • #5
          Wasn't Mark Witherspoon a tall drink of water?

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          • #6
            Texas - Give us some tall sprinters

            Patton was 6' 1", McKenley was 6' 0 7/8", Stanfield was 6' 2", Sime and Norton were 6' 2 1/2", Carr was 6' 3 1/4", Plummer was 6' 3", Meriwether and Questad were 6' 2", Carlos was 6' 4", Smith was 6' 2 1/8", Crawford was 6' 2", Williams was 6' 3 1/2", Juantorena was 6' 2 3/4", Christie was 6' 2 1/4" & Lewis was 6' 2"

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            • #7
              Tall Speedsters

              Avg. US male is 5'9", avg. woman 5'4". A 6'0" female sprinter is analogous to a much taller man. Thus the following:

              Wilma Rudolph 6'0'
              Marion Jones 6'0"
              Marie-Jose Perec 6'0"
              Christine Arron?

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              • #8
                Let's see....

                lane

                1.Tommie Smith
                2.Mark Witherspoon
                3.Steve Williams
                4.Usain Bolt
                5.Francis Obikwelu
                6.Steve Riddick
                7.Carl Lewis
                8.John Carlos
                9.Reggie Jones

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Texas
                  Let's see....

                  lane

                  1.Tommie Smith
                  2.Mark Witherspoon
                  3.Steve Williams
                  4.Usain Bolt
                  5.Francis Obikwelu
                  6.Steve Riddick
                  7.Carl Lewis
                  8.John Carlos
                  Texas, what are the heights?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BillVol
                    Originally posted by Texas
                    Let's see....

                    lane

                    1.Tommie Smith
                    2.Mark Witherspoon
                    3.Steve Williams
                    4.Usain Bolt
                    5.Francis Obikwelu
                    6.Steve Riddick
                    7.Carl Lewis
                    8.John Carlos
                    Texas, what are the heights?
                    All 6-3 or taller.

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                    • #11
                      James Gilkes?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Texas
                        Originally posted by BillVol
                        Originally posted by Texas
                        Let's see....

                        lane

                        1.Tommie Smith
                        2.Mark Witherspoon
                        3.Steve Williams
                        4.Usain Bolt
                        5.Francis Obikwelu
                        6.Steve Riddick
                        7.Carl Lewis
                        8.John Carlos
                        Texas, what are the heights?
                        All 6-3 or taller.
                        I've never seen Lewis listed at anything but 6-2.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Davidokun
                          Originally posted by Texas
                          Originally posted by BillVol
                          Originally posted by Texas
                          Let's see....

                          lane

                          1.Tommie Smith
                          2.Mark Witherspoon
                          3.Steve Williams
                          4.Usain Bolt
                          5.Francis Obikwelu
                          6.Steve Riddick
                          7.Carl Lewis
                          8.John Carlos
                          Texas, what are the heights?
                          All 6-3 or taller.
                          I've never seen Lewis listed at anything but 6-2.
                          Really have to watch all that kinda stuff. It's kinda like the football 40. The cat is taller than most sprinters...ok?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Texas
                            Originally posted by Davidokun
                            Originally posted by Texas
                            Originally posted by BillVol
                            Originally posted by Texas
                            Let's see....

                            lane

                            1.Tommie Smith
                            2.Mark Witherspoon
                            3.Steve Williams
                            4.Usain Bolt
                            5.Francis Obikwelu
                            6.Steve Riddick
                            7.Carl Lewis
                            8.John Carlos
                            Texas, what are the heights?
                            All 6-3 or taller.
                            I've never seen Lewis listed at anything but 6-2.
                            Really have to watch all that kinda stuff. It's kinda like the football 40. The cat is taller than most sprinters...ok?
                            Absolutely agree. I have seen Williams listed from 6-2 to 6-3½.

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                            • #15
                              [quote=Davidokun]
                              Originally posted by Texas
                              Originally posted by Davidokun
                              Originally posted by Texas
                              Originally posted by BillVol
                              Originally posted by "Texas":36ewz7sp
                              Let's see....

                              lane

                              1.Tommie Smith
                              2.Mark Witherspoon
                              3.Steve Williams
                              4.Usain Bolt
                              5.Francis Obikwelu
                              6.Steve Riddick
                              7.Carl Lewis
                              8.John Carlos
                              Texas, what are the heights?
                              All 6-3 or taller.
                              I've never seen Lewis listed at anything but 6-2.
                              Really have to watch all that kinda stuff. It's kinda like the football 40. The cat is taller than most sprinters...ok?
                              Absolutely agree. I have seen Williams listed from 6-2 to 6-3½.[/quote:36ewz7sp]

                              I saw Williams run a number of times, the funny (best word?) thing about a Steve Williams race was that everyone "behind" him appeared to be running faster..ha!

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