Martin McGrady - Lee Evans


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Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:26 am

... epic indoor battles. Does anyone know if Lee beat Martin indoors. Seems like he did once(?) - but I'm basing this on my feeble memory. Any rundown on their head to heads?
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Re: Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:40 pm

I saw them meet at least once ca. 1969-70 at Madison Sq. Garden... McGrady was a force of nature--smooth form and simply unbeatable (indoors). I don't recall that Evans ever did beat him at 600 yards. Didn't McGrady get into stock car racing after his track years?
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Re: Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:46 pm

Is McGrady the all-time best example of someone who couldn't trade in his indoor credentials for outdoors? Maybe Herb Washington too.
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Re: Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:54 pm

The other candidate for this honor would be Eamonn Coughlin, who was OK outdoors, but (obviously) just fabulous indoors.
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Re: Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 22, 2003 5:16 pm

I was thinking that his World Championship title in the 5000 was pretty good.
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Re: Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby dj » Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:01 am

McGrady has to be the best example of not being able to parlay indoor ability to an outdoor event. I think every example you'd come up with is a person running an event which isn't contested outdoors.

Three more examples:
John Haines, only person to win four consecutive AAU/TAC/USATF indoor sprint titles (1953-56);
Jimmy Herbert, won AAU 600m 1938 and 600y 1941;
John Borican, won AAU 1000m 1939 and 100y 1940-42.
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Re: Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby Guest » Sat Jul 26, 2003 6:27 pm

Martin McGrady worked for Santa Clara Fire Department from around 1975 until 1980. If anyone knows his present whereabouts that would be great to hear.
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Re: Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 22, 2003 4:06 pm

Billy Oleson - indoor pole vault
(-----)Vinson(Eastern Michigan) - indoor 300-600
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Re: Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby Guest » Fri Aug 22, 2003 4:41 pm

How do you account for Billy Olson ranking #1 in the world (outdoors) in 1982?
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Re: Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby kritter » Sun Aug 24, 2003 9:37 pm

Must have been wind aided Abeline jumps?
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Re: Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby tafnut » Mon Aug 25, 2003 5:49 am

Not unless the TAC meet and Zurich gala were teleported there!
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Martin McGrady - Lee Evans

Postby Guest » Sun Sep 21, 2003 7:48 am

Our AD Brooks Johnson used to hire trackmen to teach p.e. courses at St. Albans. Martin McGrady was our sports period "coach" in 1969-70. I don't think I ever saw him train on our track (Esther Stroy, Lacey O'Neal, Robin Campbell, and student Larry Shipp did)

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