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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    If they gave medals for self-promotion, Lolo would be on he podium.
    She wouldn't even get a 'participation ribbon', compared to politicians and most everyone in the public eye.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

    And we hope Lolo sets some masters records in the F40 category in the not-to-distant future at the World Masters Championships representing the USA.
    Somehow I don't see that happening....her ego couldn't take it...

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  • tandfman
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    If they gave medals for self-promotion, Lolo would be on the podium.
    Last edited by tandfman; 08-20-2021, 02:53 PM.

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  • Halfmiler2
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    Originally posted by jc203 View Post
    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/
    And we hope Lolo sets some masters records in the F40 category in the not-to-distant future at the World Masters Championships representing the USA.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Meanwhile...I was watching Farewell, My Lovely from 1975 and this newspaper headline appeared which was interesting...and checking they get it right....Klemmer did set the 400 meter record that summer of 1941....

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  • jc203
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    Clearly we are all clueless here because the morning news on ABC just announced that Sam Kendricks was (before his Covid issue) "America's best hope for a gold medal in track and field".

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  • lonewolf
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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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  • Alcyallen
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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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  • lonewolf
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    Thou shalt not badmouth Lolo.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Everyone has their delusions.

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  • jc203
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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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  • El Toro
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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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  • jeremyp
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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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  • jc203
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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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  • dukehjsteve
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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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