400m hurdles: first under 49.00 and 48.00?


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Re: 400m hurdles: first under 49.00 and 48.00?

Postby Marlow » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:13 am

user4 wrote:the Munich track was of the tight-turn design and he was in lane 1.

Yeah, that does add to its grandeur. It was an . . . Olympian feat . . . to be sure.
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Re: 400m hurdles: first under 49.00 and 48.00?

Postby user4 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:57 am

Marlow wrote:
user4 wrote:the Munich track was of the tight-turn design and he was in lane 1.

Yeah, that does add to its grandeur. It was an . . . Olympian feat . . . to be sure.



It was as pure a shock and awe campaign as there could have been at the time. But of course I have still not come down from the high of watching that video biography.

By the way, accounting for the elevation of MexicoCity'68 Hemery's bronze performance in 72 can not be appreciably worse than his 68 time. Should give one even more respect for JAB and some respect for Ralph Mann's silver medal.

Regarding EM he was the consummate disciplined professional with the immense raw talent of the best combined with the intellectual horsepower to continue to refine the craft. Indeed he has no peer. However Moses is of a completely different era in the sport as JAB and those before him.
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