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  1. Thread: Zurich 1988

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    Re: Zurich 1988

    Hey Ange,
    were you in Zurich during the '88 meet?
    What are your memories?
  2. Thread: Zurich 1988

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    Re: Zurich 1988

    100h
    12.82 Sally Gunnell
    13.32 Pam Page
    13.64 Karen Cannon

    After the 6th hurdle Stephanie Hightower lost her balance and astonishingly cut across the 2 Swiss girls in lanes 1 & 2 as she ran...
  3. Thread: Zurich 1988

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    Zurich 1988

    A few days before the annual Zurich Grand Prix, I spotted a few members of Team GB collecting their luggage at Heathrow airport. I presumed that they were returning from Sestriere before heading off...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving from CharlieFrancis.com

    Iím not connected to the USA in any way but I think that Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to thank the people in our lives that matter.

    So Ange, the deepest thanks to you and to Charlie for all...
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    Re: Happy Birthday 47.60

    Grooster, you're a lucky man! Unfortunately I wasn't in Canberra 'cause I only moved to Aus in '09, but I watched from the comfort of my sitting room back in London.
    Canberra '85 laid the foundation...
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    Happy Birthday 47.60

    If 1984 kick-started my obsession with the sport of Track & Field, 1985 was my introduction to the Eastern Bloc. All roads led to Canberra that year for the 4th World Cup in athletics and despite the...
  7. Re: Ben Johnson documentary from 1988 before Olympic Games.. in japanese

    Thanks for the message Ange,
    That would be a real treat, to watch Tim and Marion training.
    Look forward to checking out Conte and Rogan
    Best wishes
  8. Thread: 2015 races

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    Re: 2015 races

    HENGELO

    I can't believe that a Brit has just run 11.02!
    My all-time No. 1 British athlete, Kathy Cook had run a cracking race in Rome in '81 to beat Marlies Gohr in 11.10.
    Thereafter throughout...
  9. Re: Ben Johnson documentary from 1988 before Olympic Games.. in japanese

    Ange, do you have any videos of these training runs in your vault? Could you possibly put together a download for the store?
    Many thanks, as always
    Nick
  10. Thread: Seoul 1988

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    Re: Seoul 1988

    The final of the Olympic 100m

    He lets them go first time and Ben Johnson got a brilliant start. It’s Johnson away and clear and Lewis is not going to catch him. Johnson wins it, Lewis 2nd,...
  11. Thread: Seoul 1988

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    Seoul 1988

    25 years ago on this day my alarm clock was going off at 4 in the morning, waking me up for the much-anticipated duel between the two fastest men the world had ever seen. As I jumped out of bed, with...
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    Re: Beijing men's 100m segmentals?

    Here you go KK,
    I think this info was from you:

    RT 0.165
    10m 1.85
    20m 2.87 (1.02)
    30m 3.78 (0.91)
    40m 4.65 (0.87)
    50m 5.50 (0.85)
    60m 6.32 (0.82)
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    Re: Pavel Maslak 500m 59.02 time trial!!!!

    I hope he gets to find a 500m somewhere on the European circuit!
    That's World Record material.
    Isn't Sabia still Record holder at 60.08 from 1984?
  14. Re: The Race that Shocked the World, BBC Documentary

    Have you guys read the book by Richard Moore?
    On the front cover, there's a quote by journalist Simon Barnes: "at last the race of races has a book that lives up to it"
    I wonder where he was when...
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    Re: The way of the "400" Thanks to KK

    It's this one here, Star:
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    Re: The way of the "400" Thanks to KK

    For sure that's possible, Tin. Look at TC's progression on page 7.
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    I'm an advocate of Borzov's 20.00 from 1972,...

    I'm an advocate of Borzov's 20.00 from 1972, initially recorded as 19.99.
    You can freeze-frame that Munich run at any point and the image is always perfect.
    He effortlessly glides over the track,...
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