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  • bf
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    Just to satisfy curiosity, the oldest 400 runner to clock less than his age was 85 (far as I know) - Rod Parker, 1:22.4

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  • pela2
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    According to http://www.apulanta.fi/matti/yu/aars_Men.html#400m, one Ron
    Chambers has done it,
    A 49-year-old ran a 45.0 ??!! My BS-meter is going nuts! Can anyone corroborate this?
    it was a mistake on my all-time list which caused this error. It is of course Ricardo Chambers (b 1984) which should have this 45.x to his credit.

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  • Marlow
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    According to http://www.apulanta.fi/matti/yu/aars_Men.html#400m, one Ron
    Chambers has done it,
    A 49-year-old ran a 45.0 ??!! My BS-meter is going nuts! Can anyone corroborate this?

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  • pela2
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    Originally posted by imaginative
    According to http://www.apulanta.fi/matti/yu/aars_Men.html#400m, one RonChambers has done it, and with some margin; however, I know from experience that apulanta regularly stumbles on minor errors at Pela's, and it looks a littlesuspicious.

    If Ron is not the real deal, then the window is likely very small, seeing that Butch
    Reynolds' age record at 34 is only marginally better than 45s. Johnson might
    have had a very slim chance, had he tried to emulate Ottey.

    Edit: In the above, I was a bit too hooked on the number 45. Of course there is
    a window at somewhat higher ages than that.

    well, the "minor" error at my site is now corrected ops:

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  • imaginative
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    Originally posted by Cottonshirt
    As the number of candles on the birthday cake starts to become symbolic, an interesting challenge might be to find the earliest age at which you can run a lap in your age in seconds. A 45 year-old doing that would be very impressive. I expect that by the time I am 90 running a lap will be a thing of the past, so there's a window in there somewhere in which it might happen. My p.b. was only ever 50.6 so I expect to be able to do it some time in the next decade and my partner has challenged me to try it each year on my birthday. When I mentioned it at the club I saw lights going on in a few heads and I hope to be able to turn it into a regular part of our schedule.


    Just a thought.



    Martin
    According to http://www.apulanta.fi/matti/yu/aars_Men.html#400m, one Ron
    Chambers has done it, and with some margin; however, I know from experience
    that apulanta regularly stumbles on minor errors at Pela's, and it looks a little
    suspicious.

    If Ron is not the real deal, then the window is likely very small, seeing that Butch
    Reynolds' age record at 34 is only marginally better than 45s. Johnson might
    have had a very slim chance, had he tried to emulate Ottey.

    Edit: In the above, I was a bit too hooked on the number 45. Of course there is
    a window at somewhat higher ages than that.

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  • Cottonshirt
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    As the number of candles on the birthday cake starts to become symbolic, an interesting challenge might be to find the earliest age at which you can run a lap in your age in seconds. A 45 year-old doing that would be very impressive. I expect that by the time I am 90 running a lap will be a thing of the past, so there's a window in there somewhere in which it might happen. My p.b. was only ever 50.6 so I expect to be able to do it some time in the next decade and my partner has challenged me to try it each year on my birthday. When I mentioned it at the club I saw lights going on in a few heads and I hope to be able to turn it into a regular part of our schedule.


    Just a thought.



    Martin

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by Honusonthesound
    I intend to take up the event again soon so that by my 60th birthday I can do the deed.
    Vaulting 60 inches should be possible at that age. Or, if you fail at that, you could go for 60cm

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  • Honusonthesound
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    I've always thought that'd be pretty cool to vault my age. I never quite pulled it off while was a young, active, vaulter, but I haven't given up hope. I intend to take up the event again soon so that by my 60th birthday I can do the deed. Imagine that, 60 feet! I think I can do it.

    Oh, you mean all in one vault? If I can do it in 6, does that count?

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  • bf
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    Just to answer my age-vaulting trivia questions, answers are: Jacob Davis (19) 19'4 1/4; William Bell (85) 8'0; and Paul Babits (47) 51.4 decimeters(16'10 1/4)... How about some other events for "acting your age".. ?

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  • dukehjsteve
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    Originally posted by dj
    Originally posted by dukehjsteve
    Originally posted by EastBayprepoftheweek67
    Originally posted by dukehjsteve

    dukehjsteve asks:

    Let's turn the trivia around, here's an easy one. Of some of those guys mentioned above:

    Where did Camien go to high school ?
    Where did Weisiger go to college ?
    The answer for Camien is the high school attended by a four time Gold Medalist (same event.)

    The answer for Wiesiger is found in your moniker. [That's OK, I like Cal (East Bay) trivia.]
    The above "answers" are correct !
    Now flip the question: Where did Camien go to college, and where did Wiesiger go to high school?
    Camien I believe went to Emporia State. Cary's from Pittsburgh- I think Mt. Lebanon. Father was a Methodist minister. His kid brother went to Duke too, same class as myself.

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  • Cottonshirt
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    Originally posted by EastBayprepoftheweek67
    Notice the correct "English" use of the word "school."
    Noted, and appreciated.


    Thank you.



    Martin

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  • dj
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    Correct. Camien went to Emporia State, Weisiger came from Mount Lebanon HS in Pennsylvania.

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  • EastBayprepoftheweek67
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    Originally posted by dj
    Now flip the question: Where did Camien go to college, and where did Wiesiger go to high school?
    Camien went to Emporia State College [Univ?] in Kansas, a long but rewarding schlep for a NY State schoolboy athlete. [Notice the correct "English" use of the word "school."]

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  • Cottonshirt
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    Got you.

    My bad.


    Martin

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  • Bauchwalzer
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    Vault his own age

    Weisiger went to Mount Lebanon high school. I was speaking of Paul Wilson not going to Mexico City, not Carrrigan.

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