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Re: Return to the Mile?

Postby TN1965 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:54 am

aaronk wrote:...So do many other "English" barriers.
13.00 110H
sub-50.0 400H


These two are metric records.

aaronk wrote:So the sub-4 mile ain't a record breaker, but it does provide the athlete a rung on the ladder where he/she can envision medals and victories.


I don't think we will see a 4-minute mile by a woman within my lifetime. On the other hand, any woman who runs a 4-miunute 1500m is an excellent candidate for an Olympic / World medalist.
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Re: Return to the Mile?

Postby BBTM media » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:31 am

aaronk wrote:So the sub-4 mile ain't a record breaker, but it does provide the athlete a rung on the ladder where he/she can envision medals and victories.

Let's keep it.
What harm does it do??


Yes, and that sub-4 minute Mile will also likely be covered by the athlete's local media unlike a comparable 3:42 for 1500 meters.

In short, the Mile has media value and interest.

Go Mile!
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Re: Return to the Mile?

Postby Marlow » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:56 am

This headline from The Atlantic (linked on front page) HAS to get a TAFNY nom for Most Bombastically Wrong-headed of the Year:

The Unsung Glory of the Mile Run

The MIle receives the MOST-SUNG GLORY of any track event with the possible exception of the most basic event there is, the 100.
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Small crowd in NW USATF Championship Re: Return to the M

Postby GHM » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:19 pm

kuha wrote:It's bad to be cursed with historical memory. The fans that went to the big meets (indoors and outdoors) in the 1950s and '60s were very definitely "general" fans--NOT strictly t&f-specific fans. THAT's the group (and the majority) that's been lost--both to the other sports and because they came to feel alienated by t&f.
Thank you!

No one care about T&F anymore. ESPN and TV in general with 90% football background announcers care less if someone runs 3:20 for 15 or 3:40 for mile.

Stop bitching! Attend a local youth (middle or high school) meet. Go to a college meet and take your family with you. Call local sport radio and ask them to mention the location and time of meets not results for god sake. Our local trash newspaper has stopped publishing HS results and local meets for the past ten years. I know that 2nd string corner back in our HS football team has a cold though.
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Re: Small crowd in NW USATF Championship Re: Return to t

Postby Marlow » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:53 pm

GHM wrote:Our local trash newspaper has stopped publishing HS results and local meets for the past ten years.

When ours did, I said THANK THE LORD! They almost always effed it up anyway, because they had no idea what a realistic result was. Back in the 80s and 90s, the Florida papers would routinely report ridiculously stupendous marks, which everyone would then believe - never to be replicated.
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