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  • The Holy Grail of Race Videos

    Which "lost" recording from athletics history would you most like to see? My choice would be the 1967 mens' 1500m in the W.Germany-v-USA match where Jim Ryun ran an unbelievable last 300m.

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    I've got a VERY long list!
    -Walter George's 4:12 (I wish!)
    -Harbig's 1:46
    -Kuts vs. Chataway
    -just about anything with Herb Elliott
    -more of Snell's blistering kick in the early '60s
    -Ryun's 1:44.9
    -Clarke's 27:39.4 & 13:16.6
    -that x-c race between Pre & Lindgren
    -etc

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    • #3
      A HD slo-mo HD of Bob Hayes' Tokyo anchor

      McTear's 9.0

      Jesse's Day of Days

      Tommie's 19.5

      Skeets' HSR

      Moses' Fla Rlys break-thru (and I was there!)

      Fosbury's first 7'-er

      The first guy to use a fiberglass pole correctly - musta been a riot!

      Matson's first 71'

      Big O's 80' fouls

      Hohn's 343' (maybe that IS out there)

      Anything of Wilma's

      Decker's run vs. The Russkis at 14 (13?)

      Every jump Stacy's ever taken on a special DVD! :wink:

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      • #4
        I'd like to have seen the crowds go wild in 1942-45 with Andersson and Hägg competing here in Sthlm, Gbg and Malmö, erasing one WR after another. Oh, the golden years.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by EPelle
          I'd like to have seen the crowds go wild in 1942-45 with Andersson and Hägg competing here in Sthlm, Gbg and Malmö, erasing one WR after another. Oh, the golden years.
          YES, YES, YES!

          Also, if I'm not mistaken, I don't recall ever seeing footage of Landy's 3:57.9. Does that exist?

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          • #6
            I haven't seen it - and I've looked at the usual suspects from time to time. I once viewed a dvd titled, "The Greatest Milers", but no Landy.

            Nice write-up and recollection by Landy:
            http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/ ... m=storylhs

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            • #7
              kuha - I've seen Elliot's Oly victory on the web, and it seems another race or two. Alas - can't remember where

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              • #8
                I'd like to see a video of that 18th century 4 minute mile that Peter Radford babbled about a few years ago.

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                • #9
                  Of course, a lot of this "lost" footage is around; certainly quite a bit of Andersson and Hägg's races exist. I wonder what footage the BBC have collecting dust in their vaults?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by no one
                    kuha - I've seen Elliot's Oly victory on the web, and it seems another race or two. Alas - can't remember where
                    Yes, I've seen the '60 Olympic final and the '58 3:54.5 race, but nothing else...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by EPelle
                      I'd like to have seen the crowds go wild in 1942-45 with Andersson and Hägg competing here in Sthlm, Gbg and Malmö, erasing one WR after another. Oh, the golden years.
                      Actually, just discovered this a few days ago. The link may get deleted, but the (brief) footage is great...


                      http://svtplay.se/v/1506524/arne_andersson_ar_dod

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                      • #12
                        Roland Locke's 20.6 from 1926

                        Bob Hayes losing the Florida State HS Championships to Jimmy "Peach Head" Gordon

                        Texas Southern vs Southern U in a 4x1 in 1966

                        Smith's 19.5

                        McTears 9.0

                        Leamon King vs James Jackson in the 100yd at the 1955 Cal HS Championships

                        Any Lon Myers race

                        Eulace Peacock winning the 1935 Nationals in the 100m

                        Hal Davis tying the 9.4 WR

                        Sam Perry's 5.9 tying the WR

                        Herb Washington's WR 5.8

                        Darel Newman beating Bob Hayes in a 60.

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                        • #13
                          kuha, that was exactly what I was looking for -- that burning excitement generated by the races -- something folks took home with them for life.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EPelle
                            kuha, that was exactly what I was looking for -- that burning excitement generated by the races -- something folks took home with them for life.
                            This clip is REALLY cool! They are absolutely flying on the track; the stands are jam-packed full; and the electricity in the air is obvious. It's really great stuff.

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                            • #15
                              Yes, great clip.... and seeing the half dozen timers sitting one above the other looking at their watches--so nostalgic!

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