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    Best ever races
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    Being a middle distance fan, my favourite races were the women's 800 and 1500 in Stuttgart 93 as well as the 800 in Athens with Kelly. Another of my faves was the 10k in Sydney with Haile and Tergat
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    Rome '87 - Moses, Harris & Schmid.

    Any film available?

    2003 - I don't care how slow it was - a WC 100m with four guys within 1/100th of each other is a great RACE :shock:
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    1984 Olympic mens 5000 meters
    The way Aouita ran that race was something to watch.
    Plus the Cologne 3000 in 89' where Aouita hammered the record down to 7:29.46 and ran his last lap in 55.9
    I still watch it over and over
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    w400H in GÅ‘teborg.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley
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    Mens 4x4 Relay at Olympic Festival in NC (1988, I think)
    I think 16 guys broke 45 or something ridiculous
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    This is almost an "unfair" question as often I've tried to think of the greatest race (or for field events) competition for each event EVER, and then ask myself, "but what about such and such.?" How do you choose between the 1964 Olympic 10K versus the 2000 race, or between the 1936 and 1956 Olympic men's 800. (I think the men's 5K has had the greatest number of great races.) I could rattle on about this topic all winter, which I suppose is the real purpose of these off-season historical postings. To fall into the original posting of the single greatest race, I'd have to nominate the 1960 Olympic men's 400 and the 1974 Commonwealth men's 1500 (which, being 2 picks obviously isn't the single greatest anything).
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    Good question cuz the Atlanta 200 final was AWESOME, but not really a great race. I'd have to say the Ryun-Liquori 'Dream Mile' was for me. Huge hype that delivered on its promise.
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    how about the new york marathon last week or so.

    world 5000 el g, bekele and won by a kenya teenager, kipchoge. all with in a step. went out fast. honest pace and a last 1,000 in 2:24. wow!!

    watching paula win the w.c. mara. pushing the whole way!!

    whottle (800 72 oly) coming that far back to win by inches!!!

    somebody stop me!!!
    phsstt!
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    Renaldo Nehemiah at the Penn Relays in 1979.......4X2 and 4X4 anchors......great woooooooo factor........
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    The Mile race at Santry, Dublin Aug 6. 1958.

    1. Elliott 3.54.5
    2. Merv Lincoln 3.55.9
    3. Ron Delany 3.57.5
    4. Murray Halberg 3.57.5
    5. Albie Thomas 3.58.6

    This was when Derek Ibbotson held the w-rec at 3.57.2
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