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    Sorry guru, I was not critical of the medical...

    Sorry guru, I was not critical of the medical complications but of the announcers giving excuses. That "certain tennis star" had several significant risk factors going into delivery that resulted in...
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    Just heard TV announcer give praise and honor for...

    Just heard TV announcer give praise and honor for Ali's comeback from motherhood after her 2nd birth and then announcer listed other women track champions who got gold after motherhood. Great honor...
  3. 1500 pace that 12 runners will remember forever....

    1500 pace that 12 runners will remember forever. The last place runner for three laps (Kalle Berglund, Sweden) ran laps of 57.70, 57.19, 57,69 being in 12th place the entire race and then had one of...
  4. 40 minutes until the 1500 Final.. predictions??...

    40 minutes until the 1500 Final.. predictions??
    I am going for:
    1st: Jakob Ingebrigtsen
    2nd: Cheriuyot
    3rd: toss up Engel or Makhloufi
    Centrowitz could be in top 3 if pace is at 3:48 again
  5. The men's and women's 1500 heats showed the bias...

    The men's and women's 1500 heats showed the bias for being in last heat. In the men's three heats:
    1st heat only one got in by time
    2nd heat two got in by time
    3rd heat three got in by time
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    Bambam1729: looking up first names is a difficult...

    Bambam1729: looking up first names is a difficult task. I found only one so far after an hour. Gerald Oglesby, Arkansas Tech high jumper. Reference was in LA84 site:1932 “Report of American Olympic...
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    Kejelcha was born 2 years before El G's WR (1997)...

    Kejelcha was born 2 years before El G's WR (1997) run and Tefera was born 3 months after El G's run (1999). Someone born in 2004 would equal Taber's feat of putting Walter George down to number 2...
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    If I recall correctly, Walter George held the...

    If I recall correctly, Walter George held the professional mile record set in 1886 and it was not broken until 1915 by Norman Taber, which would be 29 years. John Paul Jones broke the official...
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    Didn’t dj ask this question about a month ago?...

    Didn’t dj ask this question about a month ago? This is a good test of recent memory for us septuagenarians which is also a test for spelling at any age level.
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    bambam1729: This morning's Chicago Tribune August...

    bambam1729: This morning's Chicago Tribune August 29, 2019, Sports section page 6 has notice of "Rambler Set World Indoor Mile Mark: Tom O'Hara 1942-2019.
    Article from Loyola University notice of...
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    Tom passed away last night in his home, Lombard,...

    Tom passed away last night in his home, Lombard, iL. He had a slow progressive dementia and had previous coronary bypasses in last 5 years. Obituary notice being planned by family today.
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    Tom O’Hara RIP

    Just received call from family that Tom O’Hara passed away last night. We were long time friends, running buddies, and shared same coach. He was an unbelievable athlete and determined runner who...
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    What is connection with gh? I thought Canadian...

    What is connection with gh? I thought Canadian but mileage was not consistent. Did gh do the TJ in college? What was his distance compared to Nick Winter?
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    Thanks Django for the feed back on H.E.'s fight...

    Thanks Django for the feed back on H.E.'s fight with Mr Levitt on turning pro. I had to pull out the September 21, 1958 Sports Illustrated issue with Elliott on the cover and several pages were...
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    I vote with Warmego relays Champ and DoubleRBar...

    I vote with Warmego relays Champ and DoubleRBar that the timer stands are for finish lines not starting lines and the one at end of straightaway was for the 100 yd and 120 yd HH finish lines. The...
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    Gary C: Thanks for all of your texts on your...

    Gary C: Thanks for all of your texts on your father's legacy. I read them but haven't replied until now. I did not meet your Father but grew up in knowing about the long distance runner every time I...
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    Yes, gh, I was surprised at the reference of the...

    Yes, gh, I was surprised at the reference of the $250,000 offer. The story comes from the "Racing Past:The History of Middle and Long Distance Running. I believe written by John Colby.
    It is a six...
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    I agree Conor that Clarke may have a better...

    I agree Conor that Clarke may have a better personal perspective of Elliott being from Australia and an athlete in the same era.

    If you type "Herb Elliott interviews" into internet the first two...
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    I listened to Clarke's several times in the...

    I listened to Clarke's several times in the interview with the section he talks about Elliott and Clarke never says "Elliott told me" that "he regretted quitting so young"
    Clarke says: "I think"...
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    The way Courtney told me and it is reviewed in...

    The way Courtney told me and it is reviewed in his book was that Olympic Coach Kelly had the four 440 runners have a time trial against Courtney one week before OG in Australia. Courtney beat all...
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    I met Tom Courtney about 1 1/2 yrs ago for brunch...

    I met Tom Courtney about 1 1/2 yrs ago for brunch in Florida and what a great human being. Extremely witty with Irish humor and very successful attorney for corporate world. He was just finishing his...
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    El Toro has the correct version in the 2001...

    El Toro has the correct version in the 2001 Elliott interview. It is almost word for word the description that Elliott told in his autobiography (the next to the last page of his book).
    I have tried...
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    Yes, one C. Moore is alive, the other C. Moore...

    Yes, one C. Moore is alive, the other C. Moore passed away some 20 years ago. Clayton Moore went to Senn High Scool in Chicago, about 2 miles from my house. Whenever we all would pass Senn on way to...
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    This is a tough question and their is no correct...

    This is a tough question and their is no correct answer, just opinions.
    I would definitely pick Elliott over Snell, and Ryun over Snell.
    The Elliiott/Ryun dual is close in my mind, only because it...
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    No I was never near O'Hara. Groth got 2nd and the...

    No I was never near O'Hara. Groth got 2nd and the gold medal, I believe in around 4:05.2

    I remember there were tiny red flags ( maybe 10-12 inches) at the 1500 meter line at end of first turn,...
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