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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...
  7. 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....
  8. 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...
  9. 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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    Sorry to come late to this thread but I felt so...

    Sorry to come late to this thread but I felt so bad for Mary Cain to have her whole running career come to a screeching halt as a teenager. Didn't Salazer train Mary Decker in her mid 30's and was...
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    Thanks for feedback. No problem for me.

    Thanks for feedback. No problem for me.
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    Unless Wamego does not want HS Annual for 1973 I...

    Unless Wamego does not want HS Annual for 1973 I am willing to offer price+ . I have almost complete set from beginning but just noticed I am missing 1972-73-74-78-80-81-83 (that is Annual year on...
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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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
  17. 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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