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  • #16
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    Do we count prisoners of war? If so, Louis Zamperini comes to mind.

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    • #17
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      >Do we count prisoners of war? If so, Louis
      >Zamperini comes to mind.

      I bet there were better runners who were in prison. But no runner ever survived a more difficult experience. There was an article a few years back called "The World's Toughest Miler" and the title was right on.

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      • #18
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        OK...if we're going to include political prisoners, Wolfgang Schmidt would probably qualify....

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        • #19
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          ... and Eric Liddell, died in an internment camp in 1945.

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          • #20
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            Geoff Nelson (who does constant research on straddle high jumpers) told me in an email a few months ago that Ni Chih-Chin was in prison in China and slated to be released sometime this year. I don't know why he was incarcerated.

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            • #21
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              Mark Everett was once arrested for beating his wife, according to the Gainesville Sun. Anyone know if he did time?

              James Stallworth, a mega-talent long jumper and 200 runner for Fresno State, did time; for dealing coke I think.

              I believe former Auburn sprinter Daron Council fought the law and the law won; FBI agent on the take, wasn't it?

              Darryl Robinson... note the 4x4's easily a sub-3:00 group.

              Roddy Haley... The Comet!

              Triple jumper Keith Holley (54-ft-plus guy, I think) went to the slam for murder.

              Former Arkansas miler Michael Byrd also went in for murder.

              Keep 'em coming...

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              • #22
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                Gerry Lindgren has been living under an assumed name in Hawaii for years. Is he on the lam?

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                • #23
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                  Donnie Miller was a 45/46 sec. 400 runner for Cal State LA in the late 70's, he spent a couple of years in the state pen.

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                  • #24
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                    don't forget Andre Cason for your 4x100!

                    check-kiting, as I recall

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                    • #25
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                      Did not Armin Hary do time for fraud a couple of years ago? There you have your leadoff guy for the sprint relay.

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                      • #26
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                        New Zealand Decathlete (PB 8366 points) did jail time recently for importing drugs (not the streoid type) into NZ.

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                        • #27
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                          >don't forget Andre Cason for your
                          >4x100!

                          >check-kiting, as I recall

                          Cason was always a class act. He and Keith Holley (on this list above) were roommates at one time. Probably not cellmates now since check kiters and murderers probably aren't allowed to share digs.

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                          • #28
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                            Seem to have got the sprints through mid-distance covered. Ditto for the jumps. We need some more throwers though. Guess the decathlete felon could do in a pinch. There must be some NFL guys who were good in College locked up somewhere I would have thought, or some other Eastern Europeans.

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                            • #29
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                              >We need some more
                              >throwers though.

                              As I recall, shotputter Jim Doehring did time for selling methamphetamine BEFORE he won a medal at the Barcelona Olympics. There's one!

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                              • #30
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                                >>As I >recall, shotputter Jim Doehring did time for
                                >selling methamphetamine BEFORE he won a medal at the Barcelona Olympics. There's one!>>

                                Before you start ascribing something as heavy as a jail term to somebody by name, suggest you have better info than "as i recall."

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