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    Originally posted by catson52
    Originally posted by tandfman
    Originally posted by catson52
    When did Jouko Kuha (not related to our erstwhile poster!) set his steeplechase WR?
    Erstwhile? I believe he's still very much around. (Which is a good thinig.)

    The answer to your question is July, 1968, a few months before the Mexico City Olympics.
    Kuha, my apologies for totally inciorrect usage of the English language. Tandfman, thanks. I have umpteen track magazines and books literally within five feet of this computer. I was just too lazy to look it up, whilst taking a break from trying to prepare an article for submission to a scientific journal.
    No problem. I enjoy coming back from the dead every now and then...

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    Originally posted by catson52
    Tandfman, thanks. I have umpteen track magazines and books literally within five feet of this computer. I was just too lazy to look it up
    You could have looked it up on the computer itself.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steeplechase_(athletics)#World_record_progression

    (The URL should extend to the end of the word progression, but it doesn't seem to transfer from the box where I'm writing to what shows on the post when it's submitted. You can just copy and paste the URL, I suppose.)

    Edited to correct attribution of quote.

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    • #3
      Odd that I'm getting "credit" for a quote that's not mine...

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      • #4
        Oops. Sorry. I've fixed it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tandfman
          Originally posted by catson52
          Tandfman, thanks. I have umpteen track magazines and books literally within five feet of this computer. I was just too lazy to look it up
          You could have looked it up on the computer itself.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steeplechase_(athletics)#World_record_progression

          (The URL should extend to the end of the word progression, but it doesn't seem to transfer from the box where I'm writing to what shows on the post when it's submitted. You can just copy and paste the URL, I suppose.)

          Edited to correct attribution of quote.
          I am not a great fan of Wikipedia. It is a quick and simple way to proceed, but I have spotted numerous errors. I am old fashioned, and prefer looking it up in a book/magazine. Besides, what other use can the stuff be put to, having been painstakingly collected since 1960, and transported, literally, all around the world?

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          • #6
            I suspect I have more paper track stuff than you do, but when I don't want to get up from the computer, I don't mind using online resources.

            If you don't like wiki (and I can understand that), there are other places to look.

            http://www.hickoksports.com/history/tan ... html#3000s

            http://www.saunalahti.fi/~sut/eng/mwrrun.html#3000s

            http://www.athletix.org/statistics/wrsteeplemen.html

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tandfman
              I suspect I have more paper track stuff than you do, but when I don't want to get up from the computer, I don't mind using online resources.

              If you don't like wiki (and I can understand that), there are other places to look.

              http://www.hickoksports.com/history/tan ... html#3000s

              http://www.saunalahti.fi/~sut/eng/mwrrun.html#3000s

              http://www.athletix.org/statistics/wrsteeplemen.html
              Much of my stuff has travelled through three continents, always at my expense, since none of my many job changes included travel/relocation expenses. In the process, much has been lost/misplaced, making what remains that much more precious. One I particularly regret is an issue of World Sports from 1967-1969. A series of shots showing Lusis throwing the javelin. The incredible way in which the action of the arm was delayed was a revelation to a person who never did try the event. My PR would probably have been about fifty feet.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by catson52
                Much of my stuff has travelled through three continents
                Mine has been through five or six moves, but none of them very far.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tandfman
                  Originally posted by catson52
                  Much of my stuff has travelled through three continents
                  Mine has been through five or six moves, but none of them very far.
                  Three continents is impressive! My stash of stuff has grown exponentially in 40 years...the next move will be a real chore.

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