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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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  • Powell
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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.

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  • 18.99s
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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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  • tandfman
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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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  • Conor Dary
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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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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by gm View Post
    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1379131771426603009
    Ummmm, I see trouble in your future, Mr. Robot...
    Uh oh, that's gonna leave a mark!

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  • gm
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    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1379131771426603009

    Ummmm, I see trouble in your future, Mr. Robot...

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  • Chicago
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    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!

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  • TN1965
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    So which "first place" did McLauchlin claim at the 2019 World Championships? Are they talking about 4x4 relay?

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  • gh
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    Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
    Ummm. Dalilah Muhammad might have something to say about this.

    The 10 young Americans bound to become household names at the Tokyo Olympics

    Five years later, a polished McLaughlin, who claimed first place at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, is a heavy favorite to bring a medal to the United States.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/10-young-...153844545.html
    at 31, I'm afraid Muhammad no longer qualifies as "young," which was the thrust of the piece

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  • TN1965
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    Ummm. Dalilah Muhammad might have something to say about this.

    The 10 young Americans bound to become household names at the Tokyo Olympics

    Five years later, a polished McLaughlin, who claimed first place at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, is a heavy favorite to bring a medal to the United States.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/10-young-...153844545.html

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  • Trickstat
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    I found this about the USC athlete, Nicole Yeargin, who has a Scottish mother. According to the article, she is hoping to compete at the Tokyo Olympics for Scotland:

    https://priceschool.usc.edu/usc-pric...okyo-olympics/

    Of course, Scotland are part of the UK for the Olympics. Next year's Commonwealth Games is a possibility though.
    Last edited by Trickstat; 02-21-2021, 04:00 PM.

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  • wamego relays champ
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    Always good to see track & field in mainstream media, but the claim by footballer Todd Gurley that he "accidentally" made Team USA for the 2011 World Youth Championships on "damn-near no prep" seems unlikely. Five weeks prior he was NC HS 2A State Champion, and two weeks prior he competed at the New Balance HS Nationals.

    https://www.tmz.com/2020/11/12/todd-...k-team-in-h-s/

    Very likely that he did not take track & field seriously, but hard to believe that he did not know he was going to the World Youth Trials. His expectations might have been very low (since he did not make the final at NBN), so winning the WYT could have been surprising.

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post
    Chinese teen finishes 100m sprint in 12.07 seconds, video breaks the internet
    In a very truncated season with no championships of any kind, 3 British 15 year old girls ran quicker than 12.07.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post
    Chinese teen finishes 100m sprint in 12.07 seconds, video breaks the internet
    So whadya get for (2019 US HS list) sub-11.50?
    11.27 **Tamari Davis
    11.36 **Kenondra Davis
    11.44 ***Jayla Jamison

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