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  • #91
    Originally posted by Dietmar239
    Originally posted by Speedfirst
    Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross...oh duels...not duets.
    I almost said peanut butter and jelly, but that's a duet too. Darn!
    :lol:
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    • #92
      Originally posted by Speedfirst
      Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross...oh duels...not duets.
      Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, now, that's a duet!

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      • #93
        Originally posted by EastBayprepoftheweek67
        Originally posted by Speedfirst
        Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross...oh duels...not duets.
        Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, now, that's a duet!
        Exactly....my mind went straight to Marvin & Diana....how could I not mention the obvious ops: :wink:
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        • #94
          Originally posted by Speedfirst
          Skeets and Greg Foster
          Ditto and who could forget the epic long jump duel between Carl Lewis & Larry Myricks in the rain @ the 1988 Olympic Trials in Indianapolis.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTAmtrnW-Ig

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-GFWkK9SXM

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          • #95
            Andersson and Hagg throughout the '40's. Remember?

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            • #96
              Originally posted by ndamix
              Originally posted by Speedfirst
              Skeets and Greg Foster
              Ditto and who could forget the epic long jump duel between Carl Lewis & Larry Myricks in the rain @ the 1988 Olympic Trials in Indianapolis.

              Yep, and lightning. Nowadays they would stop a meet with lightning that close.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by ndamix
                Originally posted by Speedfirst
                Skeets and Greg Foster
                Ditto and who could forget the epic long jump duel between Carl Lewis & Larry Myricks in the rain @ the 1988 Olympic Trials in Indianapolis.

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTAmtrnW-Ig

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-GFWkK9SXM
                Epic!!!!.....good to see it again
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                • #98
                  To clarify - there were no heats in Zurich 84 - the women's 100 was a one-off race.

                  As far as the great duels are concerned, the earlier mention of Bouin-Kohlemainen would certainly be near the top of the lsit. The winnng time of 14:36.6 was the first race under 15 minutes for 5000 [though Alfred Shrubb's best 3 Miles. 8 years ealier was equivalent to 14:48 for 5k]

                  The '54 Mile would definitely meet all criteria for a great duel, as would the Kuts-Pirie 10k in '56

                  Others that would rate would be the OT high jump of '36 where both Johnson and Albritton broke the WR with 6'9 3/4", the Olympic X/C of 1924 where Nurmi (still smarting from not being allowed to run the 10k) beat his great rival Ritola (who won the 10k with a WR 30:23.2) by 1:24.6, the USA-Jamaica 4x400 in 1952. The list is not endless, but could go on for quite a while.

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                  • #99
                    1956 Melbourne OG; 800 where Tom Courtney beat Derek Johnson

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                    • Originally posted by rhymans
                      To clarify - there were no heats in Zurich 84 - the women's 100 was a one-off race.
                      I've checked the September 8th 1984 edition of Athletics Weekly, which lists two qualifying rounds for the women's 100m - Auerswald, Bailey and Bacoul qualify from heat one, Williams, Gohr, Gladisch and Jackson from heat two. The eighth finalist, Ashford, apparently got a bye to the final, which she proceeded to win. Doesn't seem fair to me!

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                      • Originally posted by noone
                        Andersson and Hagg throughout the '40's. Remember?
                        Ah.......No, But I've read about them. They definitely qualify as legendary duals.

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                        • Coe vs Ovett. Nehemiah vs. Foster; Lewis vs. Powell.

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