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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...
  11. 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.
    After...
  12. 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...
  16. 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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    That's sad news. I was lucky enough to have...

    That's sad news. I was lucky enough to have shared his table at breakfast one morning in Eugene while attending one of those senior championship events, and remember hearing many funny anecdotes...
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    Nevada adds Mens' Cross Contry

    From the home page, repoerts are that Nevada will, ice again, have a Mens' cross country team. In the past, men's' cc and track program had both fallen victim to Title IX requirements. I think that I...
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    "mairzy doats..." my submission came about from...

    "mairzy doats..." my submission came about from watching a documentary about Bing Crosby. For the benefit of younger readers, Crosby was, in his era (WWII) perhaps the most popular singer in the...
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    I'm impr sad that so many of you read "serious"...

    I'm impr sad that so many of you read "serious" books in your spare time! I've been re-reading " A Year in Provence" by the late Peter Mayle, a romanticized account of his first year living in a...
  22. Thread: Normandy

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    As others have already said, it's amazing to...

    As others have already said, it's amazing to stand on the beach and look up at what were the German fortifications. It can be hard to imagine Alled infantry troops loaded down th full combat gear,...
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    That was shocking news! I had first been...

    That was shocking news! I had first been impressed by him while I was attending medical school in Albuquerque, and saw him competing in the indoor invitational.
    Much later, he lived in Reno, and...
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    I think that all necessary compromises would...

    I think that all necessary compromises would happen quickly if our legislators' salaries were to stop being paid whenever these government shutdowns occur!
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    I've subscribed since 1958, and will miss the...

    I've subscribed since 1958, and will miss the print edition greatly, but saw this coming.
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