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  • Originally posted by Chicago View Post
    1967_06.19_larry_lewis_shamokin_news_dispatch_mon__jun_19__1967_p13.jpg Here is an oldie from 1967. It states that 100-year-old runner Larry Lewis runs 6.7 miles in 37 minutes. That is sub-6 minute pace!
    I remember him ...he was on The Tonight Show once...

    https://intervalmagic.wordpress.com/tag/larry-lewis/

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    • Do you know who will win the Javelin Throw at this year's Olympics?

      >>2021 Olympic javelin champion Keshorn Walcott says that he is pleased with his season-opening performance <<

      http://www.looptt.com/content/walcot...rn-competition

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      • Originally posted by Chicago View Post
        Here is an oldie from 1967. It states that 100-year-old runner Larry Lewis runs 6.7 miles in 37 minutes. That is sub-6 minute pace!
        LOL. Was that downhill, on roller skates? The M80 world record for a single mile is 6:22. 11:56 for M95.

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        • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
          Do you know who will win the Javelin Throw at this year's Olympics?

          >>2021 Olympic javelin champion Keshorn Walcott says that he is pleased with his season-opening performance <<

          http://www.looptt.com/content/walcot...rn-competition
          That's clearly just a typo, not cluelessness. Towards the end of the article, they give the correct year when he won gold.
          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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          • Here's a new one, when I was looking up info on Gerry Ashworth, Olympic 1964 sprinter. This was included in his bio in a website titled " International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame" :

            " He set the World Record for 100 yards, 9.4 in 1962, and matched it again in 1964. "

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            • Clearly something lost in translation here: "Greece’s Tentoglou Breaks World Long Jump Record for 2021." But it is all Greek to me...

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              • Her (Richardson) time of 10.86 seconds instantly made her a gold medal favorite at the Tokyo Olympics that begin this month, mostly because it was not even the fastest she has run this year.




                https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/02/s...na-doping.html

                I guess Jamaica and the U.K. don't exist?

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                • I woud like to bring to your attention an example from Australia, in an article talking about 10 to watch, across all sports, at the Tokyo OG. It mentions Cheptegei in the 5000 and 10000 but then provides this gem proving that the OG must have started in 2008:

                  He finished sixth in the 10,000 and eighth in the 5000 at the last Olympics in Rio but took gold in both at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In Tokyo, he is hoping to do the same, and in doing so join an exclusive club. Only two men have won both races at the same Olympics – Bekele in 2008 and Mo Farah in 2012 and 2016.

                  https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/spo...07-p587pn.html

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                  • This mindless, clueless article is all about the difficult choice Lolo Jones had this year deciding whether to be on the US Olympic Bosled team or the US OlympicT&F team. It is based on the presumption that 38 year-old Lolo (now 13-years past her personal best was one of the favorites to make the Tokyo team.
                    https://nypost.com/2021/07/21/lolo-j...o-den-of-fire/

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                    • Everyone has their delusions.

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                      • Thou shalt not badmouth Lolo.

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                        • Doesn't really fit but....

                          To a TV/NFL announcrs if the player ran track at all he was WORLD CLASS SPEED.,

                          Once heard an announcer in a college game talking about a WR,......he has blazing speed ran a 10,7.

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                          • Female " talking head" commenting on Biles situation (paraphrased): "She is coming down that runway at nearly 50 miles per hour......."

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