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  • #61
    Except Snell isn't "medical"; his degrees are in Human Performance and Exercise Physiology

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    • #62
      Originally posted by BillVol View Post
      Honorable mention to the late dentist Gary Veregin of Trackwire, a great guy.
      What do you mean "late dentist"? It's my understanding that Gary is still a practicing dentist in California.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by gh View Post
        Except Snell isn't "medical"; his degrees are in Human Performance and Exercise Physiology
        I'm not going to argue with you since you made the rules for this thread. But if you would include "technicians", I would have expected that you'd accept a guy with a doctorate in physiology. Snell's credentials, according to Wiki:

        >>He joined University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas as a research fellow in 1981. He is associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine and also director of their Human Performance Center. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine, . . . <

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        • #64
          Australian 800 star, Tony Blue. Wasn't he a doctor?

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Per Andersen View Post
            Australian 800 star, Tony Blue. Wasn't he a doctor?
            I friggin hope so - he operated on my knee!

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            • #66
              While on Australians, Olympic steeplechaser, Dr Peter Larkins and decathlete Dr Chris Bradshaw, 400MH Jana Pittman is studying medicine as is 400m flat runner Steve Solomon. Dr Sophie Scamps ran the 800m. If neurochemistry counts, then add Dr Lee Naylor, 400m Olympian in 1996.

              There may be more lurking in the foetid swamp of my brain but that's it for today.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by gh View Post
                Multiā€”Tom Waddell
                Siegfried Wentz has to be ahead of him.

                1956 LJ Olympic champion Elżbieta Krzesińska went on to become a dentist.

                And, since no vaulters have been listed so far, I nominate Łukasz Michalski.
                Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Powell View Post
                  And, since no vaulters have been listed so far, I nominate Łukasz Michalski.
                  There's been several vaulters mentioned, starting with Fred Hansen, Olympic gold medalist, world record holder, and dentist. Somebody else mentioned Radion Gataullin

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by gh View Post
                    Except Snell isn't "medical"; his degrees are in Human Performance and Exercise Physiology
                    True, but Snell's papers show up in medical journals frequently. I can remember at least two in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the best known orthopaedic journal.

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                    • #70
                      A bit obscure perhaps, but Enrique Labadie was a member of 4X100 Mexican relay in 1968. He trained with me at the University of Arizona Neurology Dept. in the early seventies and subsequently functioned for decades as head of Neurology at VA Tucson.
                      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by DoubleRBar View Post
                        What do you mean "late dentist"? It's my understanding that Gary is still a practicing dentist in California.
                        Damn, I meant to say of the late Trackwire. Sorry.

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                        • #72
                          Dear GH:
                          Your initial question was probably "silliness in your brain" indeed as it stirred over 70 responses of what a "medical field" definition is.
                          Obamacare no longer sends letters to physicians/doctors with the heading "Dear Dr." but prefers to use "Dear Health Professional/Health Provider" which includes everybody including nutritionists, therapists, recreational sports, alternative medical specialists, LPN, RN, Health Management Professionals, chiropractors, physician assistants, and the list goes on and on.
                          Just as being an Olympic medalist is very special, so too being in the "medical field" should be special. That is why there at very few Olympic medalists in the world since 1896 and there are even less physicians who trained and studied and accomplished both feats.

                          I would still like to see the list of Physician/Athlete event categories limited to doing both at the same time (pre med in college and medical school in the four years after college if they were still competing.

                          Peter Snell is a great scientist but all of his education I believe came after he retired from competition in Texas.

                          One addition to that unique group is John Reilly, Georgetown 1963 or 1964. He was in pre med at Georgetown when he ran that unbelievable 1:47.9 relay leg in the Millrose Games to almost win coming from 50+ yards back. He went onto Georgetown Medical School and became an Ophthalmologist (like Dave Sime). He recently passed away on 12/31/2016.

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                          • #73
                            Two USA T&F Olympian veterinarians - since people were wondering why we had no vets -

                            Adolf Weinacker - 1948 50 km walk - USAF veterinarian
                            John Baxter Taylor - 1908 400 m - earned vet degree from Penn - never practice because he died a few months after the Olympics from typhoid

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                            • #74
                              Don't think I've seen Sally Kipyego mentioned. Earned a nursing degree at Texas Tech. Not sure if she's worked as an RN since graduating, that may be on hold till she finishes her running career. PRs 14:30.42 and 30:38.35

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                              • #75
                                At first I thought this was a continuation of a thread from a few year's back that was strictly about doctors, which of course morphed into dentists. As soon as I read the first post I knew that it was something new. At the time I remember mentioning the American sprinter David James (here for the 4 x 100), who I believe GH updated on that thread as having practiced in Switzerland. IF (?) we are going to include bio-mechanical types, then Gideon Ariel might also merit inclusion.

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