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    I think there's a decent 200 kid whose folks were pretty fair sprinters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    One obvious example is Hal and Olga Connolly, both Olympic gold medalists and parents of Jim Connolly, an NCAA decathlon champion.
    Hal is also a double scorer. His second marriage was to Olympian Pat Connolly and their son Adam was a nationally ranked hammer thrower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Klingon View Post
    L...
    Now that we are on this subject, can anyone think of an instance where mom and dad was very good at track and field and so were their kids? ....
    subject explored at great depth in this Historical Forum thread 15 years ago

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discus...on-like-father
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Klingon View Post
    LOL!!! Just because mom and dad were good in track, that do not mean their kids will be.

    Now that we are on this subject, can anyone think of an instance where mom and dad was very good at track and field and so were their kids?
    In the UK we have World 5000 finalist Eilish McColgan whose mother was a World 10000 champ and father was an 8:29 'chaser and 1500 finalist Jake Wightman whose mother was a sub 70 minute half-marathoner and whose father finished about 6th in the European Champs marathon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Klingon View Post
    LOL!!! Just because mom and dad were good in track, that do not mean their kids will be.

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    How about these credentials? Little trivia question as well.

    FATHER : 10.3, 21.2 , 45.6, 4:12.7, 7.93 (26 ft) long jumper, Olympic decathlon champ and WR setter. TFN cover athlete October 1969.

    MOTHER : 6.76 - in 1964 - (22-2 ) WR setting Olympic champion long jumper, Olympic multi-event silver medalist (pentathlon), 4x100 bronze medalist.

    Maybe a great grandchild will express those genes.
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    They visited the T&FN offices the first week I was on the job.... what a treat for an impressionable youngster!
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    BT and MR
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    They visited the T&FN offices the first week I was on the job.... what a treat for an impressionable youngster!
    Lucky you!
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    John Marshall (1:43) and Debbie Grant (2:00) 's son Myles is 1:47 half miler at Harvard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Kritzler View Post
    John Marshall (1:43) and Debbie Grant (2:00) 's son Myles is 1:47 half miler at Harvard.
    1:59.97 sounds so much better than 2:00.
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