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  • LopenUupunut
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    There is still hope for the threads you've seemingly killed

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
    Harold Manning set a world best at the 1936 Olympic Trials hurdling the water jump. '37 AAU champion Floyd Lochner was another early hurdler.
    This is a post out of the blue - 7 years after the previous post.

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  • LopenUupunut
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    Harold Manning set a world best at the 1936 Olympic Trials hurdling the water jump. '37 AAU champion Floyd Lochner was another early hurdler.
    Last edited by LopenUupunut; 11-15-2015, 08:14 PM. Reason: silly typo

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  • Mellow Johnny
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    Originally posted by malmo

    "many Kenyans" do not hurdle the water jump, nor is it a Kenyan tradition"
    why don't you try provide some statistics or data to make your point?

    Something like "only one Kenyan runner today hurdled the water jump" or "the first Kenyan didn't hurdle the water jump until the 2004 Olympics so it couldn't be called a tradition" (neither are the case as it was at least 3 and it was done by Kenyans several Olympics ago at least)...

    At least then you'd be making your point with facts instead of outright opinions in a thread that was asking for factual information...there are plenty of threads for responses like yours

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  • malmo
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    Originally posted by Mellow Johnny

    Whatever...many do as was evident in the Zurich race today...certainly a lot more than did previously and it's all relative...like most of your posts, you argue for the sake of arguing rather than pointing out anything useful...your post was pointless for the thread while others gave good historical information...
    Paul Henry, please stick to one handle.

    My post was informative, historical, useful and correct. Sorry that you don't see it that way. That's not my problem.

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  • Mellow Johnny
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    Originally posted by malmo
    Originally posted by Mellow Johnny
    Originally posted by malmo
    One should also note that "many Kenyans" do not hurdle the water jump, nor is it a Kenyan tradition. A few do.
    You're wrong...?
    No, you are. A few Kenyans hurdle the water, not "many".
    Whatever...many do as was evident in the Zurich race today...certainly a lot more than did previously and it's all relative...like most of your posts, you argue for the sake of arguing rather than pointing out anything useful...your post was pointless for the thread while others gave good historical information...

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  • malmo
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    Originally posted by Mellow Johnny
    Originally posted by malmo
    One should also note that "many Kenyans" do not hurdle the water jump, nor is it a Kenyan tradition. A few do.
    You're wrong...?
    No, you are. A few Kenyans hurdle the water, not "many". Take a chill pill, buddy.

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  • Mellow Johnny
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    Originally posted by malmo
    One should also note that "many Kenyans" do not hurdle the water jump, nor is it a Kenyan tradition. A few do.
    You're wrong...enough do it to say that many do (I didn't say most, read more closely). Also, as the European commentators said on the Zurich feed today, it it's something the Kenyans have done very often. It's obviously something Kenyans have done for awhile- whether you want to call it a tradition or not is a matter of opinion and I say it is. Do you have to argue with everything others on this board write?

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  • dj
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    Jackson hurdled the wooden barrier, landing in the water. Biwott planted on the barrier and jumped over the water.

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  • malmo
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    Originally posted by catson52
    Not sure what the "nope" means. That is Biwott in the photo, based on the number on his vest. He certainly did not "hurdle" the water jump, rather "jumped" it. Also, he won the gold medal in Mexico City,
    Originally posted by Mellow Johnny
    This year, Kipruto carried on the tradition of many Kenyans who consistently hurdle the water jump in the steeple.

    Anyone think of the first Kenyans and/or non-Kenyans who did that consistently that you can remember?
    Originally posted by Davidokun
    Amos Biwott of Kenya. gold medalist in 1968.
    Originally posted by malmo
    nope.
    One should also note that "many Kenyans" do not hurdle the water jump, nor is it a Kenyan tradition. A few do.

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  • catson52
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    Originally posted by malmo
    Originally posted by Davidokun
    Amos Biwott of Kenya, gold medalist in 1968.
    nope.

    Not sure what the "nope" means. That is Biwott in the photo, based on the number on his vest. He certainly did not "hurdle" the water jump, rather "jumped" it. Also, he won the gold medal in Mexico City,

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  • malmo
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    Originally posted by ed gee
    In the late '70s or '80, I remember someone hurdling the water jump at NCAAs, perhaps Randy Jackson from Wisconsin?
    Yes it was Jackson.

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  • malmo
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    Originally posted by Davidokun
    Amos Biwott of Kenya, gold medalist in 1968.
    nope.

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  • tandfman
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    And I think Biwott was the first to do that.

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  • catson52
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    Re: First steeplers who hurdled the water jump

    Originally posted by Mellow Johnny
    This year, Kipruto carried on the tradition of many Kenyans who consistently hurdle the water jump in the steeple.

    Anyone think of the first Kenyans and/or non-Kenyans who did that consistently that you can remember?
    "Hurdling" would mean that they get their feet wet. Biwott in Mexico City stepped on the "hurdle" and then jumped right over the water.

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