1976 USA Olympic Track & Field Trials (Programme)


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1976 USA Olympic Track & Field Trials (Programme)

Postby EPelle » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:03 pm

Free online programme (here)

(Located whilst attempting to answer a Bay Area Striders 1972 question)
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Postby Conor Dary » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:08 am

That was great to see again. I have my old copy around somewhere. A superb meet and a lot of fun to watch from my seat in the 20th row on the finish line, which I believe I paid 36 dollars for the entire meet!

Also nice in those days is that everyone who was in the meet had already made the OQ time. None of this Goucher nuttiness of trying to catch the qualifying time.
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Postby Steeplechaser » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:52 am

Some of those ads really take me back. I had a pair of Adistar 2000s in the late 70s---those were some wicked cool spikes.
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Postby Conor Dary » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:08 am

Steeplechaser wrote:Some of those ads really take me back. I had a pair of Adistar 2000s in the late 70s---those were some wicked cool spikes.


How about those Nike LD-1000! I had a few pairs of those shoes. Also Nike was still using the name Blue Ribbon Sports.
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Postby Steeplechaser » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:18 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
Steeplechaser wrote:Some of those ads really take me back. I had a pair of Adistar 2000s in the late 70s---those were some wicked cool spikes.


How about those Nike LD-1000! I had a few pairs of those shoes. Also Nike was still using the name Blue Ribbon Sports.


I went on exactly ONE run in LD-1000s. The combination of my pronation and that crazy heel meant I could barely walk afterwards! Not sure I can remember what I switched to. In those days, Nike didn't distribute in Canada much, so we'd drive to up-state New York and smuggle Nike gear back across the border. I remember when I got my first Nike Elite racing flats. We thought, well, that's it. There's no possible way the racing flat can be improved upon. And that's my I'm not a visionary shoe designer...
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Postby Steeplechaser » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:20 pm

That's an incredibly sophisticated and detailed program. Have the later OT's featured material of the same quality? Of course, there's no doubt about the highlight of the document: page 20.
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Postby EastBayprepoftheweek67 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:45 pm

Steeplechaser wrote:That's an incredibly sophisticated and detailed program. Have the later OT's featured material of the same quality?

Can't speak for any others, but certainly not the Sacramento programs.
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Postby Mennisco » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:38 pm

Wonderful trip down memory lane! Kind of hilarious to see Brenda Morehead listed as a possible threat based on seasonal times of 11.3 and 23.6 - I was competing at a meet in Windsor just earlier, and a guy from the US said "Look out for Morehead, she's run 11.3" I recall saying that was an unimpressive hand time. [I was 15 years old and should have shut up, considering how slow I was. :lol: ]

She ended up running a WJR 11.08 and a slightly windy 22.49.

Can someone perhaps explain why the pics in the program come down the pipe as executable files? Try saving one and see for yourself. Might be interesting to analyze the code. As I said, a wonderful trip down memory lane. :D
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