Tuariki wrote:Sounds like a Russian from his name and I guess 142,999,999 people are faster than him
Quite the opposite . . .
I knew he was russian because of the 143 mio, thats the population of Russia. I just had no idea who he actually was, but with that "opposite" clue i'm going to guess he is a sprinter and just set a seasons best for Russia somewhere, maybe in Kazan?
This got me thinking about something I've never given thought to before: What happened to all of the T&F records from the USSR when it broke up? I immediately thought of Valeriy Borzov's times. They are listed as the Ukrainian national records in the 100 and 200, so I guess all of the USSR records reverted to the nation/state of origin of the record setter.
BTW, those 1972 times of Borzov have to be some of the oldest national records in the books for any developed nation.
pickle47 wrote:BTW, those 1972 times of Borzov have to be some of the oldest national records in the books for any developed nation.
Australia might have some older ones, do Peter Norman and Ralph Doubell with their marks from 68 still hold the NRs? Germany has around 25 records that date back to the 80s, and some of those i think will never be broken. Marita Koch's 47.60 for example, i would be a lot of money that no German woman will run even within a second of that time in the next 50 years (unless they allow robots into sports ).