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  • TN1965
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    https://urbanislandz.com/2022/05/16/...aican-athlete/

    "Jamaicans are not a fan of Richardson as they relished the performance of world record holder Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce."

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  • TN1965
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    Originally posted by br View Post
    If only...

    Headline

    World champion Christian Coleman wins first 100 million after doping ban

    https://www.today.ng/sport/athletics...ing-ban-422818
    I know a runner who won 100 million twice.

    https://toughasia.com/osako-suguru-b...ion-yen-bonus/

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  • DrJay
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    Those 10,000m runners have it really good.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by br View Post
    If only...
    Headline
    World champion Christian Coleman wins first 100 million after doping ban
    Whoever the copywriter was (no one!) should have noticed there is zero mention of money in the article.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by br View Post
    If only...

    Headline

    World champion Christian Coleman wins first 100 million after doping ban

    https://www.today.ng/sport/athletics...ing-ban-422818
    If $100m is 100 million dollars then surely 100m is just 100 million!

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  • br
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    If only...

    Headline

    World champion Christian Coleman wins first 100 million after doping ban

    https://www.today.ng/sport/athletics...ing-ban-422818

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  • TN1965
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    I finished my DVR recording of Paris marathon on Olympic Channel.

    A few runners tripped over one another early in the race and fell on the ground. The sole commentator said something similar had happened in the Olympic 800m final, between Zola Budd and Mary Pierce. And then, he repeated "Pierce" a few times before concluding the story by saying he was dating himself with this old episode.

    Well, perhaps he was dating himself with his faulty memory. (His name was never identified during the telecast, but his voice sounded familiar.)

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  • lonewolf
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    My Stillwater son, a retired OK State Engineering Director/Professor, 4:02 miler forty years ago, 30 years OK State track starter, called me last week, saying the local newspaper reported that four Ok State milers broke four minutes in the Razorback meet. Being somewhat familiar with OSU track program, he was not aware it was that loaded with milers. I checked the results on TFN and informed him the winner ran 3:57, six under 4:00 but the four OSU runners all finished down the track in 4:03,4:04,4:05 and 4:17.
    He called the newspaper and was informed that whoever wrote the article assumed anything under 5:00 was a four-minute mile.

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

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  • Chicago
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    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."

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by schigh View Post

    Maybe he would have been on time for his qualifying heat - old guys are always early.
    Yes, my morning drive to work used to take me past a supermarket where, every day, a number of retired people would be waiting outside about 15 to 20 minutes before it opened.

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  • Merner521
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    Not writing about our sport, but one of our young stars shows up in the stock photo. Why do editors like picking pictures of pole vaulters when they're in the middle of missing a bar - wouldn't a make be more visually pleasing? Unless that's a clue as to the outcome of this scenario...

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/st...?mod=home-page

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