Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy


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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby aaronk » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:26 pm

preston wrote:Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo! Go Lolo!

2nd at World Cup

Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna! Go Tianna!

3rd at World Cup


I watched the videos of both of their runs.
Was that THE Elena Meyer, the former (?) South African 5K and 10K star, with Lolo??

OOPS!!
Ignore the above!!
Her name ends with an "S"!!
The South African distance star was just Elena Meyer, no "S"!!
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby guru » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:42 pm

Just so we keep the apples with the apples...

Best US start times for today's world cup race at Lake Placid(overall start placing in parenthesis)

Aja Evans/Greubel 5.49(1)

Tianna Madison/Meyers 5.53(2)

Lolo Jones/Fenlator 5.60(5)


Fenlator had a couple of fabulous drives to rally them to 2nd - usually in the sliding sports early speed determines winners. Looking forward to seeing Evans in the sled with her.
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby odelltrclan » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:52 pm

guru wrote:Jones derides Michigan QB Denard Robinson, stating on ESPN's Gameday Saturday that he couldn't beat her in a race(much less Usain Bolt).


http://www.nesn.com/2012/11/lolo-jones- ... video.html


Robinson's PR is 10.44...


That was pretty funny actually. Track needs all the exposure it can get, so all I can say is good on her!
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby decafan » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:44 pm

guru wrote:Just so we keep the apples with the apples...

Best US start times for today's world cup race at Lake Placid(overall start placing in parenthesis)

Aja Evans/Greubel 5.49(1)

Tianna Madison/Meyers 5.53(2)

Lolo Jones/Fenlator 5.60(5)


Fenlator had a couple of fabulous drives to rally them to 2nd - usually in the sliding sports early speed determines winners. Looking forward to seeing Evans in the sled with her.


It's not really possible to get an apples to apples comparison on those start times. Remember, the driver also pushes. Fenlater is the slowest pusher of the drivers. Meyers is the fastest. Velocity at the load is also very important. You can get away with a slightly slower start time if the velocity is higher. You also have to consider the weight of the sled. Light push athletes put sheets of lead weight in the bottom of their sleds to make up the difference. Bigger athletes (Aja) also benefit at the start by having lighter sleds. But they can be hurt later in the race by having a higher center mass that smaller athletes (not a major concern for women, but still worth noting.)
All that being said, Aja, Tianna and Lolo all did an amazing job in their first races. And Aja is a beast.
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Re: Lolo Jones Fires Back At Media For AK Analogy

Postby GDAWG » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:31 pm

Elana Meyers says that everyone on the Women's roster but her and Kate Eberling have track backgrounds:

http://espn.go.com/espnw/blog/post/2323 ... up-here-go
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