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    How about the Nemeth's? Father won HT gold in 48, son JT gold in 76.
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    >>This is just off the top of my head. By and large, Kuha is right, an
    >exceptional athlete (author, performer, scientist) is hard to match."

    Here's a few off the top of my head:

    Evelyn Waugh - Auberon Waugh
    Kingsley Amis - Martin Amis
    Ravi Shanka - Nora Jones
    Bob Dylan - Jakob Dylan
    Winston Churchill - Winston Churchill
    George Bush - George W. Bush (hopefully same tenure...)
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    There's a big difference as to whether it's nature or nurture. I believe in the 'regression to the mean' in cases of pure genetic ability - speed, strength, endurance - but in sports where acquired skills are important e.g. quarterbacking, then the cross-generational carryover can be more pronounced. The Manning boys may or may not have as much 'talent' as dad did, but his 'education' of them in football has been A+.
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    Yes, Kuha is correct - exceptional genetics are typically an anomally. We do see more athletic family trees in skill sports - there is more room for genetic error that can be made up by practice, psychological consideration etc. World class t&f requires such phenomenal physical genetics that to hit the genetic lottery twice in consecutive generations is very rare.

    But a couple that haven't been mentioned include -Waltons (Luke and Bill), Chapas (Rudy, Juaquinne)-and there was a kid here is So. Cal. last year Babiraki (4:11) dad was a very good (28 10K) in the 80s.

    I think if we look at the next level down (very good hs and college) we would see many more. Truely world class athletic genetics is an abberation.
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    Tafnut: That's very true. Skills and passion can be imparted from one generation to the next; pure physiological ability can't.
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    I neglected to say that my response above was to tafnut. (Oops: I've edited the one above and thought I could delete this...sorry.)
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    If Shayne and Alan Culpepper come home from Athens and start producing little Culpeppers, who knows how we'll do in the Olympics in 2028 ??!!
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    There's already a little Culp. The couple had a son last year.
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    More father/son pairs come to mind. The NÚmeth's and the Zsivˇtzky's. Galina Chistyakova's daughter (Irina Beskrovnaya) was a a big teenage talent, but so far never got further than about 45F.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
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    Bob and Brandon Richards in the PV

    Monte and Grace Upshaw in the LJ
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