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  • KDFINE
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    In the same article Longman writes that Centrowitz told reporters that he felt his legs beginning to buckle. Fourteen seconds? No way.

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by aaronk View Post
    I saw Peter Snell finish off a 3:54.9 mile with a 13.4 final 109 meters!! He was timed at 3:41.5 at 1500 enroute!

    At the speed Centro was going, he definitely would have finished in 4:04!!
    The question is, could he have maintained that speed for another 120 yards? I do not think so...

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  • aaronk
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    Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
    In today's N.Y. Times Jere Longman writes: ""His [Centrowitz's] time, 3 minutes 50 seconds ... was roughly the equivalent of a 4:04 mile..."
    I saw Peter Snell finish off a 3:54.9 mile with a 13.4 final 109 meters!! He was timed at 3:41.5 at 1500 enroute!

    At the speed Centro was going, he definitely would have finished in 4:04!!

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    Brain fart... still a tall task after running 1500m.
    I agree with that. Centrowitz was starting to tie up toward the finish line.

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  • lonewolf
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    Brain fart... still a tall task after running 1500m.
    Last edited by lonewolf; 08-22-2016, 03:25 PM.

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
    Whaa??? You don't thnk he can run 140+ yds in 14 seconds?
    It's actually 120 extra yards, not 140.

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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by KDFINE View Post
    In today's N.Y. Times Jere Longman writes: ""His [Centrowitz's] time, 3 minutes 50 seconds ... was roughly the equivalent of a 4:04 mile..."
    Whaa??? You don't thnk he can run 140+ yds in 14 seconds?

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  • KDFINE
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    In today's N.Y. Times Jere Longman writes: ""His [Centrowitz's] time, 3 minutes 50 seconds ... was roughly the equivalent of a 4:04 mile..."

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  • tandfman
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    How about this:

    >>At the 1980 Moscow Games, her compatriot Miruts Yifter too dominated the 10,000m to such an extent that the late Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland, a subsequent world champion, summed it up beautifully. “Miruts was there till the last lap, he then got on a bike and pedalled away.”<<

    I'm don't really doubt that Eamonn said it, but if I wanted to be sure, I'd call him and ask him. He's very much alive.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/olympi...4dX2zfw8M.html

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  • lonewolf
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    Such careless, ignorant reporting should be a capital offense....ok, corporal offense...
    or, at least, public shaming.

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  • tandfman
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    Here's a good one. The athlete in question is Sandra Perkovic, who won the Rio discus throw:

    >>She started off shakily, with her first five attempts being no throws and not counting in the competition at all. It was her final throw that even counted, but it was good enough for her to win gold. <<

    Yeah, right!

    http://www.sportal.co.nz/article/new...41m94jyff8miqy

    (She did foul her first two and last three, but obviously if she had fouled her first three, that would have been it for her.)

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  • tandfman
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    There's a story in the headline section (scroll down) about Vashti Cunningham. The sub-headline is:

    >>High jumper Vashti Cunningham is the youngest track and field Olympian in the last 36 years<<

    In fact, she isn't even the youngest track and field Olympian this year. (Sydney McLaughlin is more than a year and a half younger.)

    http://www.cbssports.com/olympics/ne...ympic-prodigy/

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  • dj
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    Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    gh knows I'm his biggest fan !
    Lots of competition for that title!

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  • dukehjsteve
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    gh knows I'm his biggest fan !

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    Clueless writing about our sport is when, in the just-received September issue, on page 10, TRACK & FIELD NEWS ( !!! ) proclaims in a headline,

    " World-Leading 43.74 for Merritt "
    While I’m pretty sure that your comment is just a friendly poke to our favorite magazine, we should be reminded that according to the original poster “clueless writing about our sport” does NOT include, “minor factual errors or things that are incorrect because of a technicality.”

    In this case the story was spot-on, but the headline inexplicably botched.

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