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  • I never heard of that ...and that would have been something....so pretty doubtful.

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    • Originally posted by Chicago View Post
      I read an interview with Irish Olympian Eddie Leddy in an Irish newspaper in which he described a workout he did before the Montreal Olympics, which seems highly unlikely:

      "the most famous workout I had done in my entire life, we did 6 x 1 mile, jog a quarter mile and we ran every mile under four minutes."
      Something lost in translation. 7.25 miles in 30ish minutes? Dubious.

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      • The actual story is a bit different...it was team thing...

        In the Fall, we’d go out and do 3 x 2 miles with a five or six minute jog in between and that same workout by Spring had translated into, the most famous workout I had done in my entire life, we did 6 x 1 mile, jog a quarter mile and we ran every mile under four minutes.

        “The way we did it, there were eight of us, everybody did 200m and there was a big clock at the end of each straightaway and you had to hit the clock at zero, 30, 60. You only have one job to run your 200m in 30 secs.”


        https://www.leitrimobserver.ie/news/...forgotten.html

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        • His memory is a bit off....Shorter ran in Munich in Adidas and in Montreal in Asics. His Nike shoes fell apart just before the start of the marathon and wore a pair of Asics shoes he had as a spare.

          This was also the beginning of commercialism and all of us were running with Asics or Tiger at the time. Nike was just starting and Nike could not make a pair of shoes good enough for Shorter to run in. So you know what we did? We took a pair of Asics and cut off the stripes and sewed on a swoosh and that’s what he ran the marathon in.”

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