Facts, Not Fiction

 

Search:

Type: Posts; User: catson52

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4
Search: Search took 0.01 seconds; generated 24 minute(s) ago.
  1. I hope you are right, malaria has been one of he...

    I hope you are right, malaria has been one of he big killers for thousands (?) of years. If it applies to all mosquito borne diseases that would be a big help. Random and excessive use of DDT, has...
  2. Thread: Big Event

    by catson52
    Replies
    3
    Views
    134

    Assuming this is about TF. Then would seem to be...

    Assuming this is about TF. Then would seem to be at the Munich Olys. As I recall not too many WRs set there. Best bet would seem to be the women's 1500m, where Lyudmila Bragina set three WRs. If this...
  3. Thread: Foul

    by catson52
    Replies
    32
    Views
    1,348

    Ah yes, I well remember the headline "Kulibaba...

    Ah yes, I well remember the headline "Kulibaba and the forty thieves".
  4. Thread: Foul

    by catson52
    Replies
    32
    Views
    1,348

    Don't think too many here would disagree with...

    Don't think too many here would disagree with your general viewpoint. Much of what went on in Moscow 1980, e.g. the men's JT, was disgraceful.
  5. Replies
    111
    Views
    10,806

    Cheruiyot looks really good - big favorite for...

    Cheruiyot looks really good - big favorite for Doha? The same for Sifan Hassan, in whichever event(s) she chooses to compete in.
  6. Thread: Foul

    by catson52
    Replies
    32
    Views
    1,348

    That's a terrific jump, with no evidence of...

    That's a terrific jump, with no evidence of scraping the trailing foot, as he goes from the second to the third phase.
  7. Thread: Foul

    by catson52
    Replies
    32
    Views
    1,348

    In Mexico City, Gentile was the leading...

    In Mexico City, Gentile was the leading qualifier, with a WR, beating Schmidt's WR which had stood since 1960. In the finals, he led off with another WR, only to finish with a bronze medal, behind...
  8. Replies
    51
    Views
    14,135

    Haven't been following this thread for some time....

    Haven't been following this thread for some time. Earlier it was mostly about preaching to the already converted. Just a few comments from someone with terminal degrees in earth science, and teaching...
  9. Replies
    75
    Views
    3,681

    I am told by doctor friends, that placing extra...

    I am told by doctor friends, that placing extra emphasis on patient reviews of doctors has exacerbated the bad situation. If a doctor hesitates to prescribe a strong pain killer (opiod), some...
  10. Replies
    50
    Views
    8,184

    My apologies, my comments were not directed at...

    My apologies, my comments were not directed at you. The Snell vs. Elliott question has been thought of for almost 60 years, with no resolution, of course. As a callow 19 year old, I was one of those...
  11. Replies
    50
    Views
    8,184

    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...
  12. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,445

    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...
  13. Thread: Big Event

    by catson52
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,486

    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...
  14. Replies
    50
    Views
    8,184

    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...
  15. Replies
    64
    Views
    3,223

    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?
  16. Replies
    50
    Views
    8,184

    Nice write up.

    Nice write up.
  17. Replies
    50
    Views
    8,184

    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.
  18. Replies
    75
    Views
    7,687

    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.
  19. Replies
    8
    Views
    954

    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...
  20. Replies
    75
    Views
    7,687

    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...
  21. Replies
    8
    Views
    954

    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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  24. 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....
  25. Replies
    61
    Views
    5,966

    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.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4