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    One reason could be that it all boils down to...

    One reason could be that it all boils down to ones opinions/prejudices. Is the question hinting that one of those three is the favorite for all-time greatest 1500m/mile runner?
    All conjecture, and...
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    Wow, that is quite a list, with numerous...

    Wow, that is quite a list, with numerous medallists in important championships. Of course (1) there are numerous such from other countries (2) others all around that many are sure should be on the...
  3. Thread: Big Event

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    So, Europe is the best bet, along with...

    So, Europe is the best bet, along with Switzerland. Two WRs that year I recall in Switzerland. Hary and Calhoun, the latter of course equalled Later's WR. Must be one of these. However, doesn't seem...
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    I particularly like the story of traveling to a...

    I particularly like the story of traveling to a meeting in Brisbane (Spring 1959?). Elliott on the bus smoked and if I recall correctly drank a beer. Lincoln seeing his chance set a fast pace from...
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    Don't remember much being done to Charles II,...

    Don't remember much being done to Charles II, beyond giving a series of mistresses. Did you mean James II?
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    Nice write up.

    Nice write up.
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    No talk of the 3:36.0 in Goteborg, in 1958?...

    No talk of the 3:36.0 in Goteborg, in 1958? Equivalent to a much faster time than the mile WR. Description in Elliott's autobiography is pretty interesting.
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    My lucky day! Told off by another resident of a...

    My lucky day! Told off by another resident of a city made famous by the opening line of one of Kris Kristofferson's songs.
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    Thanks for the details. I am particularly...

    Thanks for the details. I am particularly fascinated by the suggestion that the Vancouver course was too long. An unlucky runner in major events, nerves seemed to get the better of him sometimes, and...
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    Haven't read GH's article. This topic will go on...

    Haven't read GH's article. This topic will go on ad infinitum. I would not pick Lewis as the most special one, which would be almost totally based on his long jump performances. (Bolt far outpaces...
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    Jim Peters - marathon Vancouver 1954.

    Reading a report by Norris McWhirter (one of the authors of the original Guinness Book of World Records), Peters entered the stadium 2 hrs. 16 minutes after the start, with about 180 yards to the...
  12. Agree with what you say. But I am not out to make...

    Agree with what you say. But I am not out to make money, just get them out to someone with some interest, rather than putting them in the trash. Surprisingly, they are moving quite rapidly now.
    I...
  13. Just a heads up. I have started listing my...

    Just a heads up. I have started listing my collection of TFN for sale at the usual site. Must offload them within the next six weeks or so.
  14. Have been away from this site for some time. I...

    Have been away from this site for some time. I have a comprehensive collection of TFN, which I would like to dispose of. Starts back in 1966 or so and is fairly complete through at least 2000....
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    Interesting. Please list all the countries where...

    Interesting. Please list all the countries where Old Glory has helped liberate black people. I am aware of many millions of "black people" directly or indirectly "enslaved" by the actions of the USA.
  16. Thread: Khadija

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    And the clue "Khadija"?

    And the clue "Khadija"?
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    Good listings, especially the low altitude one....

    Good listings, especially the low altitude one. Shows quite a few held for ~10 years, but Edwards' "reign" of 23+ years, is striking.
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    That makes Schmidt's 1960 WR even more impressive.

    That makes Schmidt's 1960 WR even more impressive.
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    An US athlete and has to have run the short relay...

    An US athlete and has to have run the short relay - Frank Wykoff.
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    So, it would appear that in Mexico City al TJ,...

    So, it would appear that in Mexico City al TJ, all the WR improvements were due to altitude (alone) - Gentile's - or altitude and wind (Saneyev 2, Prudencio). If so, that shows Schmidt's previous WR...
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    Very useful info, thanks ElToro.

    Very useful info, thanks ElToro.
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    Thanks. Looks like no wind reading for Gentile's...

    Thanks. Looks like no wind reading for Gentile's WR in the final and also probably none for his WR in the prelims.

    In 1967 (and for many years thereafter) Saneyev was a big favorite. He had a...
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    Interesting graphs, especially the second one. I...

    Interesting graphs, especially the second one. I do not have the time/inclination, but it would be useful to "trace" the jumps individually, including Walker's jump of over 56 feet (?), that was...
  24. Please be more specific about what Keino...

    Please be more specific about what Keino embellished in connection with the 1968 1500m final.
  25. The ABC version is something else, obviously the...

    The ABC version is something else, obviously the commentators, including Jim McKay, knew little about track. A stream of comments about how great half milers the Americans are/were, height/weight of...
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