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  • Best male 100m sprinter to never win World or Olympic gold.

    To be considered in the poll, the sprinters had to be retired, have a personal best that is sub-10 seconds, and won silver at either the World or Olympic Championships. There are only 8 male sprinters that meet these criteria. So if these 8 sprinters were in their prime and lined up on an 8-lane track, try to decide who would come out on top.
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    Andre Cason
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    Ato Boldon
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    Bruny Surin
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    Calvin Smith
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    Francis Obikwelu
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    Frankie Fredericks
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    Leroy Burrell
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  • #2
    gh please delete this one!!! it doesn't include Raymond Stewart!!!

    Please ignore this poll and this thread

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    • #3
      Don't use this poll!!!! Use the other one![/b]

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      • #4
        Sorry I can't play by the rules.

        Eulace Peacock
        Stanley Floyd
        Hal Davis
        Steve Williams

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        • #5
          John Carlos should be on the list, too.

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          • #6
            Stop using this thread, go use the other one that's got the exact same name.

            Can an adminstator please delete this thread

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Texas
              Sorry I can't play by the rules.

              Eulace Peacock
              Stanley Floyd
              Hal Davis
              Steve Williams
              Since the 70s I thought the two best sprinters who never quite could make it in terms of major titles were Steve Williams and James Sanford.

              But Peacock and Davis are excellent choices, omitting DexterDanner's rules. Not quite as sure about Floyd.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bambam
                Originally posted by Texas
                Sorry I can't play by the rules.

                Eulace Peacock
                Stanley Floyd
                Hal Davis
                Steve Williams
                Since the 70s I thought the two best sprinters who never quite could make it in terms of major titles were Steve Williams and James Sanford.

                But Peacock and Davis are excellent choices, omitting DexterDanner's rules. Not quite as sure about Floyd.
                Id place Floyd (and Davis) ahead of Williams (and Peacock) and that is saying alot. Williams injured himself. Floyd like Davis was ready to go in 80 and would have had a very good shot at gold. This is not to say that Floyd or Davis were superior to Williams or Peacock, only that they had a better chance at gold. Injuries are part of the sport.
                ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DexterDanner
                  gh please delete this one!!! it doesn't include Raymond Stewart!!!

                  Please ignore this poll and this thread
                  don't worry about it

                  i doubt anyone but ray stewart's mom feels he belongs in this poll

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by eldrick

                    don't worry about it

                    i doubt anyone but ray stewart's mom feels he belongs in this poll
                    The incomparable Eldrick.
                    ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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                    • #11
                      Best of Rest

                      Steve Williams
                      Linford Christie
                      Ralph Metcalfe
                      Charlie Greene

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                      • #12
                        Re: Best of Rest

                        Originally posted by bijanc
                        Steve Williams
                        Linford Christie
                        Ralph Metcalfe
                        Charlie Greene
                        Not quite: Williams really does not belong as he won a world cup race in 77 (the late 70s equivalent of a WC). Christie was an OG gold medalist, so he likewise does not belong.
                        ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Best of Rest

                          Originally posted by paulthefan
                          Originally posted by bijanc
                          Steve Williams
                          Linford Christie
                          Ralph Metcalfe
                          Charlie Greene
                          Not quite: Williams really does not belong as he won a world cup race in 77 (the late 70s equivalent of a WC). Christie was an OG gold medalist, so he likewise does not belong.
                          Christie was both an OG and a WCh gold medalist.

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                          • #14
                            We need to go further back. Howard Drew needs to be mentioned.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Best of Rest

                              Originally posted by paulthefan
                              Originally posted by bijanc
                              Steve Williams
                              Linford Christie
                              Ralph Metcalfe
                              Charlie Greene
                              Not quite: Williams really does not belong as he won a world cup race in 77 (the late 70s equivalent of a WC). Christie was an OG gold medalist, so he likewise does not belong.
                              World Cup wasn't remotely the equivalent of a WC, limited as it was to just 8 runners, and never two from one country.

                              Williams didn't even win the AAU in '77; Don Quarrie did and he didn't run at the Cup.

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