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  1. Thread: Ron Delany

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    According to Ronnie Delany's biography book

    According to Ronnie Delany's biography book< "Staying the Distance" Delany was at Villanova in the fall of 1956 going to classes and training twice a day with Breckenridge and Kopil trying to get...
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    Yes Django, Ron Delany is a huge hero and famous...

    Yes Django, Ron Delany is a huge hero and famous person on the streets of Ireland. I have relatives who live in Ireland from my father's side and they all sing praises of Delany and how down to earth...
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    Found the mean looking coach. It appears he only...

    Found the mean looking coach. It appears he only coached track at Tustin HS for about four years before moving on to Golden West College in 1965 for another 40 year career. (So says his obituary...
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    jc203 and Cannon: Only Tustin HS track coaches I...

    jc203 and Cannon:
    Only Tustin HS track coaches I can see from 1950's through 1980's were Pete Peterson and Tom Coffey. One of them should have been your high school track coach when you were both at...
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    Nothing to do for an hour or two, after winter...

    Nothing to do for an hour or two, after winter storm hit the Midwest last night with sleet ice and snow. Doing a little research into Tustin HS, I found two coaches which may have crossed over...
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    "See You On The Radio"

    Just finished seeing CBS Sunday Morning Show and it devoted 22 minutes without a commercial on its 90 minute show (with at least 20 min of commercials) on "stars" who passed away in 2019. Not one...
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    Great story and article. That is what sports...

    Great story and article. That is what sports should be. A healthy competition against another and a “spring board” to a world of helping others gain success in life. They are champions in both...
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    Follow up on Tom Skukta. I talked with him for...

    Follow up on Tom Skukta. I talked with him for over a half hour last Wednesday and he is healthy and runs 3x /week at 82 years of age. He described his sub 4:20 mile Naional HS record run in 1955....
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    I think I know birthday athlete, since I knew he...

    I think I know birthday athlete, since I knew he was one month older than me when I ran in that era. The OG would be 1964 and his initials are BH. I don't know the BH medalist from 1924 nor how...
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    Thanks Walt for printing your great article on...

    Thanks Walt for printing your great article on Tommy Farrell and Peter Snell. He had sent me the article and didn't want to quote it but give the readers a chance to look it up themselves.
    I agree...
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    Very nice and touching memories of Tommy Farrell...

    Very nice and touching memories of Tommy Farrell and Peter Snell in "Walt Murphy's News and Results Service" at wmurphy25@aol.com

    Tom relates very personnel fondness and admiration of Snell since...
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    Obituary note said he passed out while driving...

    Obituary note said he passed out while driving one month ago and struck several vehicles. No mention of hospitalization for work up or CT/MRI for head injury ( subdural hematoma). Sounds like a...
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    Snell was a natural, unique, and mentally focused...

    Snell was a natural, unique, and mentally focused runner who achieved greatness in his specialty (800/1500-mile) during his prime years. He was in the right "place" (NZ) with the right mentor/coach...
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    bambam1729, you are correct. There was no divorce...

    bambam1729, you are correct. There was no divorce between Babe and George according to a SI Vault issue: "Babe, Part Two". They were separated but not divorced and was living with LPGA Betty Dodd....
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    What if the SI Sportsperson Committee used the...

    What if the SI Sportsperson Committee used the same logic for the 1954 candidate as the 2019 candidate?
    I would predict they would have selected Babe Didriksen Zaharias as the 1954 Sportsperson of...
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    SI Sportsperson of the Year List

    Referencing thread topic in "Things Not T&F" the Track athletes who coveted this prestigious award is fading each year. Since Roger Bannister honored the cover and received the Greek amphora trophy...
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    Thanks DJ, I am miles away from my TFN HS annuals...

    Thanks DJ, I am miles away from my TFN HS annuals and other references I depend on to look up info and only had Ortho’s reference which sounded like Shukta and Morris Hills, NJ.
    I hope to contact...
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    I guess my head injury wasn't so benign after...

    I guess my head injury wasn't so benign after all. You are correct Skutka.. No wonder not many internet responses were coming up on my research?
    Was he first HS miler to break the 4:20.0 barrier...
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    Where is Tom Shutka Now?

    I was interested if anyone knows if Tom Shutka is still alive and where did he coach after setting national high school mile record in 1955 (4:19.5) and then going to run for U of Kansas (1955-59)...
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    My personal date that I remember for some odd...

    My personal date that I remember for some odd reason is :Tuesday, August 16, 1977.
    I heard the news on my car radio going to my office around 2:00-3:00 PM to see patients. I was running late so I...
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    Very significant event in my life. I was a...

    Very significant event in my life. I was a sophomore in college and just came out of my pre med Biology lecture sometime after noon on a Friday. While crossing campus to lunch I heard groups of...
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    Great article from Jen Rhines in T&F News front...

    Great article from Jen Rhines in T&F News front page on her experience as a female with body image, weight shame, and success in HS, College, Professional career spanning some 20+ years. There are...
  23. Wow, donley 2!! How did Greg Foster get so much...

    Wow, donley 2!! How did Greg Foster get so much younger than me? I thought I was reading and seeing newspaper articles on him when I was in residency which was just blocks away from Proviso East HS....
  24. Foster is old enough to be on Medicare and...

    Foster is old enough to be on Medicare and government pays for heart transplants only at certified medical centers. The "procedure" is more than four hours when you include pre op testing, multiple...
  25. Great article and lots of memories. Best ISHA...

    Great article and lots of memories. Best ISHA race I saw was in 1999 when Don Sage from York going after Virgin's record. I went with Ken Popejoy, Rick Wholhuter, and Tom O'Hara to see history made....
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