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    Many thanks for that update, and I hope that life...

    Many thanks for that update, and I hope that life goes better for him in the future! I had attended medical school in Albuquerque, and went there for a class reunion while Rono was still working at...
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    Any updates on Henry Rono?

    The discussion recently about the first WR to have been set with Nike shoes reminded me about this great runner who had, apparently, fallen upon hard times in his later life. Some tie ago, there was...
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    Years ago, I was in Oxford, England, and wanted...

    Years ago, I was in Oxford, England, and wanted to travel by train through Slough ( I've forgotten now why I had that plan. I went to the ticket window, and requested a ticket to "souff", and the...
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    My comment was meant to be facetious!

    My comment was meant to be facetious!
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    I live in Reno, ashort walk from Kehmiri's...

    I live in Reno, ashort walk from Kehmiri's flagship club. The funny part of this story is that GH posted this on 10/29, while the local newspaper finally published today (11/3)!
    Next year, I'll...
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    I can't say that I've been a big fan of country...

    I can't say that I've been a big fan of country music, but the stories were compelling, and I liked hearing the music! On the topic of Gary Brooks, it was mentioned that he went to Oklahoma State on...
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    One thing I liked about NBC's coverage this time...

    One thing I liked about NBC's coverage this time was that, rather than completely cutting away from distance races, they used a split screen to show continuing coverage even during commercials. Kudos...
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    Many of you seem to live in or near cities in...

    Many of you seem to live in or near cities in which local media have provided coverage. Here in Reno, there has not been one word of mention in the local newspaper, nor on the local TV stations,...
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    I admired him, especially because he did so much...

    I admired him, especially because he did so much while training through brutal Chicago winters!
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    I agree that Jim Ryan was amazing, and maybe the...

    I agree that Jim Ryan was amazing, and maybe the best ever! Meanwhile, I keep thinking about that matchup between. Elliott and Snell, both at their peaks. In my imagination, Elliott would put in a...
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    The discussion about Elliott's having been...

    The discussion about Elliott's having been offered $250,000 to turn pro inspired me to reread the relevant chapter in his autobiography. The offer was made by Leo Leavitt, an American promoter who...
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    I've just re-read the final chapters of his...

    I've just re-read the final chapters of his autobiography, in which he describes his struggle to achieve maximum fitness during the Melbourne winter, and working, and with family responsibilities,...
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    Thanks, but I apologize for all the typos! some...

    Thanks, but I apologize for all the typos! some old fool with big fat fingers must have been typing!
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    Yes, you're entirely correct-- his 1500m ties at...

    Yes, you're entirely correct-- his 1500m ties at Goteborg and again in Rome were superior to his mile time, which got more attention because so many of us were oriented toward the mile.
    Another...
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    A race among those three would have been...

    A race among those three would have been incredible to watch! Elliot usually put in a hard burst during the third lap, and that might have put him too far ahead for Snell's great finishing kick to...
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    His autobiography describes his struggles to...

    His autobiography describes his struggles to return to top form prior to the 1960 OGs. By then, he had a family, and was preparing to move all of them to Cambridge, where he studied after his Olympic...
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    I was an aspiring miler ( and remained aspiring...

    I was an aspiring miler ( and remained aspiring throughout my competition days), but I can still remember having been amazed that Elliot dropped the WR by about 2.5 seconds in that race! By today's...
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    Herb Ellliott's WR mile, 61 years ago today.

    I'm astonished to realize that his great mile record was 61 years ago. It was also the first time that a sixth-place finisher had run under 4 minutes.
    A few years later, I went to Dublin to study...
  19. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    My home town until I was about 5 years old was...

    My home town until I was about 5 years old was Bound Brook, NJ, which is only about 4 miles from Rutgers. In 1964, we had driven back to visit family, and I was able to attend the AAU meet.
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  20. Adidas stripes not a trademark, court rules

    Next, I'll be told there's no Santa Claus! since I was a kid, I've seen ads for adidas as the brand with 3 stripes, orvwords to that effect. I suppose that the Nike swoosh may be similarly endangered?
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    I've been delighted with the print edition! i had...

    I've been delighted with the print edition! i had expected it to look like T&F News did back in 1958. Many thanks for resuming a print edition--- for some of us old geezers, old habits are hard to...
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    All too often, the response to an episode like...

    All too often, the response to an episode like this is to kill the animal involved for behaving, well, like a wild animal. Thankfully, in this case, the animal will not be killed.
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    According to an article in today's Wall St...

    According to an article in today's Wall St Journal, BA inetends to phase out their fleet of 747s, and replace them with Boeing 777-9s between 2022 and 2025. The seating configuration will offer 325...
  24. Any updates on the sad story of Henry Reno?

    There was recent news that Henry Reno has been down on his luck, and hoped to return to Kenya. Then, apparently, Kip Keino had offered to help. Do any if you know the current status of his possible...
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    While planning a Fall trip to Europe, I had first...

    While planning a Fall trip to Europe, I had first thought our leg across the Atlantic would be on a BA A380 from LAX to LHR. When I checked again, I found that the aircraft substituted was a 747.
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