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  • Who Are The Fastest Apocryphal Runners Who Never Competed?

    Even in industrialized countries with mandatory education, do coaches "catch" everyone? Who, in your reading and recollection, have been the four fastest humans who never competed in T & F?

    Been reading sports books, mags, and bio's since I was about nine, and Mickey Mantle and James "Cool Papa" Bell come immediately to mind. (heard a lot about Bill "Bojangles" Robinson too, but only about his ability to sprint backwards at a blinding clip). Any soccer or grid stories out there (almost all speedy American footballers at least dabbled on the cinders).

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    I'd say Logan 6, or possibly John Connor. George Peppard and Jan-Michael Vincent are up there two (they made it from California to Albany pretty quickly, albeit with the assistance of an armored motorized vehicle.)

    Edit: I thought you asked for the fastest post-apocalyptic runner....

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    • #3
      Atalanta!

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      • #4
        Mercury/Hermes

        Apollo

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        • #5
          The Flash and Superman?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JRM
            The Flash and Superman?
            So who do you guys like in a running race between The Flash and Superman. I gotta figure Flash is quicker off the blocks, but not sure about his staying power against the Man of Steel.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bambam
              Originally posted by JRM
              The Flash and Superman?
              So who do you guys like in a running race between The Flash and Superman. I gotta figure Flash is quicker off the blocks, but not sure about his staying power against the Man of Steel.
              That's SOOOO been done already! It was a tie when they both hit the speed of light simultaneously and became pure energy!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JRM
                I'd say Logan 6, or possibly John Connor. George Peppard and Jan-Michael Vincent are up there two (they made it from California to Albany pretty quickly, albeit with the assistance of an armored motorized vehicle.)

                Edit: I thought you asked for the fastest post-apocalyptic runner....
                Jan-Michael Vincent did win the NCAA team title by himself...

                http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070928/

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                • #9
                  Stanley Morgan blew by NFL defenders. As far as I know he wasn't a trackster.

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                  • #10
                    Col. Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers, the six million dollar man and woman.

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                    • #11
                      Big Chief Whatsisname--the sub-4 minute miler of the 1870s.

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                      • #12
                        Texas,
                        If it is the Stanley Morgan from U.of Tennessee, he did run track for them.

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                        • #13
                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guto_Nyth_Bran

                          One such legend has his running from his home to the local town (Pontypridd) and back, a total distance of some seven miles, before his mother's kettle had boiled
                          we are talking 11.26k on an out'n'back course

                          the kennster woud be pushed to run it on the track in 30'00

                          how big was ma's kettle ???

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                          • #14
                            addendum

                            a 12'36/26'15 guy for race of 7 miles -> ~ 29'46.5

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bruce Kritzler
                              Texas,
                              If it is the Stanley Morgan from U.of Tennessee, he did run track for them.
                              That's the one and I have looked and never found anything about him as a trackster. I would think with his speed he'd be there. So where is that info?

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