Spectator PR's

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Re: Spectator PR's

Postby tandfman » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:19 pm

I just updated my own list (the first post on this thread). I picked up a decent number of new ones this year, more than in recent years, I think. Most from Daegu, but also Bekele's 10,000 in Brussels, and Tamgho's WIR in Paris.
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Re: Spectator PR's

Postby tandfman » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:35 am

'Tis the season. I've updated the list in the post that started this thread. This year, I picked up a few good ones in London, of course, and I suspect that most of my friends who play this as a competitive game kept pace. They even gained on me in an odd way--I had seen the women's 4x100 WR in 1985 in Canberra. When that mark fell in London, my PR became a tie with that of 80,000 other people. I did pick up a good one later in the season--was fortunate enough to have been in Brussels and saw the 110H WR.
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Re: Spectator PR's

Postby aaronk » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:05 pm

Never been to an OG or WC, and never been outside North America, but attended MANY meets from 1962 through 2002, so here's some memorable marks/races I witnessed in person (not on TV).

BOTH HSR's in the mile by Jim Ryun (3:55.3 in 1965) and Alan Webb (3:53.43 in 2001).
A "WR" in the 6 mile by Billy Mills and Gerry Lindgren in 1965 (27:11.6).
Leslie Maxie's still-standing HSR in the 400H (55.20) in 1984.
Ron Clarke's 2-day double of a 5K in 13:25 and a 10K in 28:13 (1966??).
Vicki Huber's CR of 8:47.35 in the 3000.
Gerry Lindgren's 1964 10K victory against the Russians just after graduating high school!!
Peter Snell's 3:54.9 mile when he destroyed the field with a 24.5 final 220 yards!!!
Gerry Lindgren's indoor HSR of 8:46, when he challenged the great Gaston Roelants, who won in 8:41.

Some of the more memorable ATHLETES I've seen (but can't remember specific times/marks I saw them make) are:

Maria Mutola, Lance Deal, Al Feuerbach, Bob Hayes, Henry Carr, Henry Marsh, Annette Peters, Bob Seagren, the great El G, Murray Halberg, Bob Schul, Dyrol Burleson, Ulis Williams, and too many others to list!!
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