At the Rome OG's in 1960, Norton suffered from a " stiff neck", in both the 100 and 200, then crowned it all by taking off too soon in the relay, so Budd could not catch him before they ran out of the zone. I believe he then ran a prtty good leg, but Sime's anchor leg, "winning" by about a yard in a presumed WR 39.4, was to no avail. I do not believe Norton ever ran again. A sad end to a career....
Ramblin'? Hell, you got me to thinking, all over again, about all the Hell that Ben Johnson caught, and how far ahead of his just as guilty contemporaries he was. Look at how long it took the rest to catch up.
Remember what Dr. Jamie Astaphan (Ben's nr.2 guy on the drug team) said: If I could have given Carl what I gave Ben, Carl runs under 9.
Some more ramblin: Charlie Tidwell of Kansas does not get injured before the F.O.T in '60, goes to Rome and beats Hary. Nah, then Sime would not be on the team.
Glen Davis is born 20 years later, trains like people did in the 70's, runs in Montreal and beats Moses. ( I am feeling reckless tonite ).
hayes i do not believe would beat carr at 200. the 200 is very different from the 100. hayes would have to deal with the curve plus the endurence of running that extra 100. hayes does not have the experience at 200.
<hayes i do not believe would beat carr at 200. the 200 is very different from the 100. hayes would have to deal with the curve plus the endurence of running that extra 100. hayes does not have the experience at 200.>
I do know that Hayes beat Henry Carr in at least one 200 m/220 y race - described in World Sports sometime in the 1960s by Ron Freeman (II?). Can anyone of the T&FN staff let us know whether they have a full count on Hayes-H. Carr confrontations over 200 m/220 y?
A clean Ben Johnson doesn't beat Lewis that afternoon. Ben was a 60 meter specialist, and he's short. Lewis puts a hook in his back the last 15-20 meters if Johnson wasn't almost inhumanly muscled. His torso, even relaxed, had near-bodybuilder bulk in Seoul.
There is some light to be shed on one of Brutal's questions. As well as Tolan, neither Metcalfe nor Simpson, our other 100m finalists, ran in the 400m relay. The team was made up of Frank Wykoff and Emmett Toppino, fourth and fifth in 100m trials, and Hec Dyer and Bob Kiesel, fourth and fifth in the 200m trials. What was unusual was not that Tolan didn't run but that Bill Carr did run, anchoring the 1600mr with three who had finished out of the money at the trials.