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  • #31
    Another Miler and MD, Jack Lovelock.
    A few years before that Dr Edward Beeson, WR holder HJ 1914. He held the WR for 3 years.

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    • #32
      James Andrews was SEC pole vault champ

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      • #33
        Mark Plaatjes, 1991 World Champs marathon gold, is a physical therapist in Boulder. Treats a lot of high-level athletes as one would expect.

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        • #34
          One thing this thread reminds me of is the difficulty T&F athletes thinking of a career in medicine face if they are national/world class. I'm sure Dan Lincoln had a few more good years and maybe a couple more ARs in him when 3rd year (and beyond) med school put paid to serious running. Throw XX chromosomes into the mix and it's that much harder. When do I start med school? When do I have children?

          If one carries their running career through to, say, 34, starts med school then, finishes at 38, picks a wimpy little three-year residency like internal medicine (as opposed to a manly 5+ years in ortho like bambam and then maybe a fellowship), one is 41+ when they finish. Or, rather, when they start. It takes a long time, maybe a decade or more, out in practice before one realizes, hey, I'm starting to feel like maybe I know what I'm doing. I went straight through, HS, college, med school, residency, so was only 29 when I was done with medical training.

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          • #35
            Duke had a 1500/5000 type when I was at UNC, early 1980s, who went into medicine. Not anywhere near world class but a decent DI runner, I think, and bambam would know him and the name just showed up, Bryan Alf, IIRC.

            edit: Looks like it's Allf and he was an All-American at 5000 and in the distance medley in 1981, and is an ophthalmologist in Gastonia, NC.
            Last edited by DrJay; 01-13-2017, 03:10 AM.

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            • #36
              Looks like we still need a 400H guy. How about Ralph Mann, PhD in biomechanics?

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              • #37
                800m/880y/1000m/1500m/1mile
                Dr Sir Peter Snell. Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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                • #38
                  Peter Snell and Ralph Mann both got their PhD's from WSU - Go Cougs

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by DrJay View Post
                    Looks like we still need a 400H guy. How about Ralph Mann, PhD in biomechanics?
                    with all due deference to Dr. Ralph, biomechanics is a long way from "medical"

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                    • #40
                      OG bronze medalist Dave Roberts (Rice PV) is an ER doc in Florida

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                      • #41
                        1896 100 bronze medalist Alajos Szokolyi of Hungary was a physician

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by DrJay View Post
                          Looks like we still need a 400H guy. How about Ralph Mann, PhD in biomechanics?
                          If all else fails, we can use Tewksbury.

                          (Edit: Arky Erwin? 5-time AAU champion.)
                          Last edited by LopenUupunut; 01-13-2017, 01:31 PM.

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                          • #43
                            A similar thread from 11+ years ago may add some names to the list.

                            http://trackandfieldnews.com/discuss...ere-tracksters

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                            • #44
                              Was Otto Peltzer a doctor of medicine? He was called "Doctor" a lot, was mentioned in that old thread, and I thought of him yesterday; but on a quick look, I couldn't find any evidence he was a medical doctor or ever studied or practised medicine.

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                              • #45
                                IIRC, Terje Pedersen became a dentist (or has he already been mentioned?).

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