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  • Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Years

    This is an article i wrote on Isidro Del Prado Sr. Its interesting to note the Philippine Record still remains Unbroken at 45.57s after 28 years. Before Del Prado the Philippine Record was 48.41 before Del Prado lowered it significantly in the early 80s.

    http://pinoyathletics.com/2013/01/10/isidro-del-prado/

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    Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

    That is not especially old for a national record. For example, the Finnish record is 45.49, which Markku Kukkoaho ran in the finale of Munich Olympics 1972. Finnish women's record is 50.14, which Riitta Salin ran to win the European Championship in 1974.

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      Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

      Irish men's long jump record - set by Peter O'Connor in 1901 and lasted until 1990.

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        Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

        Originally posted by Olli
        That is not especially old for a national record. For example, the Finnish record is 45.49, which Markku Kukkoaho ran in the finale of Munich Olympics 1972. Finnish women's record is 50.14, which Riitta Salin ran to win the European Championship in 1974.
        Poland has a lot of nat'l records older than 28 yrs. ago at present. Limiting ourselves to Olympics events only, 4 current records were set in 1976, one in 1978 and two in 1980. And none of them is likely to get broken any time soon :?
        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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          Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

          Originally posted by bambam
          Irish men's long jump record - set by Peter O'Connor in 1901 and lasted until 1990.
          what was the distance?

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            Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

            New Zealand's oldest record is Sir Peter Snell's 1:44.3 set on a grass track at Christchurch on 2 February 1962. Neither Sir John Walker not Nick Willis have come close to breaking it.

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              Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

              Originally posted by pinoyathletics.com
              Originally posted by bambam
              Irish men's long jump record - set by Peter O'Connor in 1901 and lasted until 1990.
              what was the distance?
              7.61 - it was a world record and became the first IAAF-approved world record for the long jump

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                Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

                Originally posted by bambam
                Originally posted by pinoyathletics.com
                Originally posted by bambam
                Irish men's long jump record - set by Peter O'Connor in 1901 and lasted until 1990.
                what was the distance?
                7.61 - it was a world record and became the first IAAF-approved world record for the long jump
                Thats surprising. The Philippine Mens Record for the long jump also stood for a long time it was 7.65m from 1936 until 2004. It stood for 68 years.

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                  Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

                  Long jump records with longetivy aren't remotely surprising. They're very common. The most elemental of events it would seem.

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                    Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

                    Originally posted by gh
                    Long jump records with longetivy aren't remotely surprising. They're very common. The most elemental of events it would seem.
                    Yup. For instance, Sylvio Cator still has the Haitian record

                    Cator lost to Ed Hamm at Amsterdam (where both of them had one big foul), but broke Hamm's WR later that year. Similarly, he was injured in Los Angeles and only managed 593 but beat Oly champ Gordon a couple weeks later.

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                      Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

                      1928 thats some 85 years ago. What did he jump. Surely someone from that Island would be close to that by now or is that the last time they had a stable government?

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                        Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

                        Originally posted by pinoyathletics.com
                        1928 thats some 85 years ago. What did he jump.
                        793, still quite respectable. (He was the first man over 26 feet.)

                        Samyr Laine, who has the Haitian TJ record at 17.39A, might have been able to scare it at his peak (certainly with the help of that altitude), but he's always been a pure triple jumper.

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                          Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

                          Originally posted by Tuariki
                          New Zealand's oldest record is Sir Peter Snell's 1:44.3 set on a grass track at Christchurch on 2 February 1962. Neither Sir John Walker not Nick Willis have come close to breaking it.
                          They are both human, Sir Peter Snell was not.

                          Regarding Philippine 400, Irish or Haitian LJ, etc.. the simplest answer might be the right one: The probability of a record being broken is at best proportional to the benefit gained in breaking it. An NCAA D2 athlete likely has more to gain getting a PR in a dual meet than a filippino has in breaking the NR.

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                            Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

                            Mr. Pinoy,
                            You may be interested in this brief discussion we had about former Philippine 400m record holder, Carlos Tan
                            http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/dis...os+tan#p359126

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                              Re: Philippines Record 400m Record still 45.57 after 28 Year

                              There's some pretty old ones still for Australia:

                              Mens 200m - Peter Norman - 20.06 - 1968.
                              Mens 800m - Ralph Doubell - 1.44.6 - 1968
                              Women's 800m - Charlene Rendina - 1.59 - 1976

                              The 100m Hurdle record pre-Sally Pearson was set in 1972.

                              Like a lot of countries, we just don't get the depth in athletics - a small population means that almost all the good athletes get streamed at junior level to football (all types), basketball, netball, and hockey. There's not enough 'left-overs' to develop a strong internal competition in sports like athletics.
                              Plus, in the 1970s, the Australian Olympic Committee decided to target Olympic sports where Australia had had some past success, and were more likely to bring rewards in the future - ie value for money. Top junior development programs were put in place for those sports.
                              Hence why Australia has been such a leading cycling and rowing nation over the last 20+ years (the poms have pinched all our ideas and our coaches recently, and they lead those now), and our athletes have been doing it tough.

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