Choose a 30 for 30 subject


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Re: Choose a 30 for 30 subject

Postby DecFan » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:28 am

dbirds wrote:the only track subjects are the big mainstream subjects like Marion, Ben, etc.


Topics that would recall a time when track was big and mainstream, and have enough controversy to make the show interesting:

USA vs Soviet Union series in early 60s
Wes Santee vs 4 min mile and AAU vs Wes Santee breaking the 4 minute mile
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Re: Choose a 30 for 30 subject

Postby BBTM media » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:05 am

Tough to beat the below - only in America story:

Jim Ryun - HS phenom; sport's rock star for a period of time; Mile WRs; 1968 Olympic 1500m silver medalist; Dream Mile 1971 with Marty Liquori; 1972 Munich fall; later Congressman; 7 Sports Illustrated covers; ESPN.com selected Ryun as the best high school athlete ever over LeBron James and Tiger Woods.

Ryun snapshot bio: http://bringbackthemile.com/athletes/detail/jim_ryun
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Re: Choose a 30 for 30 subject

Postby runforlife » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:12 pm

cullman wrote:1966

HS GOAT race!!
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Re: Choose a 30 for 30 subject

Postby lonewolf » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:50 pm

Jim Ryun..
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Re: Choose a 30 for 30 subject

Postby jhc68 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:43 pm

Lots of great topics here...
I'd combine Brumel and Yaschencko into one episode: the last two great straddlers whose careers were cut short and the agonizing aftermath for both men.
Then another duo: the relationship between Ter-O and Ralph Boston that transcended the cold War.
Then Santee vs. the AAU.
And certainly Lou Zamperini (unsubstanstiated web articles claim Angelina Jolie is signed on to direct a big screen film version of Unbroken).
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Re: Choose a 30 for 30 subject

Postby cullman » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:20 pm

John Thomas Valeri Brumel rivalry set during the Cold War. Hey, why not...they did one called Unmatched on the rivalry between Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. :)

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Re: Choose a 30 for 30 subject

Postby Per Andersen » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:20 pm

Juantorena, the last of the great 400-800 types in the 800 (runners who competed in both events) Juantoreana, King of the low mileage guys.
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Re: Choose a 30 for 30 subject

Postby JumboElliott » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:08 am

State Plan 14.25 in East Germany, and World Records in women's athletics in general.
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Re: Choose a 30 for 30 subject

Postby athleticshushmail » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:34 pm

The history of Jamaica's Champs event. The boys and girls championships. It would be interesting with lots of interviews.

I really like the idea of women's world records too, that would really be a great one.

Also the history of the 100m dash

And one on Nordic athletics
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Re: Choose a 30 for 30 subject

Postby Dixon » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:38 am

The...

Howard Drew
Eulace Peacock
Obea Moore
Jamaican 1948/1952 4x4 team
Jimmy Gordon
Jim Golliday
Allan Woodring
Lindy Remigino
Stella Walsh
Stone Johnson

...Story
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