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Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:26 am

okay - who are 5-10 guys on your list as being 'go to' knowledge/trivia hounds ... in the circles you frequent ...
1. specialists
2. full meal deal (all events/aspects?)
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby 197hjsteve » Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:29 am

Bob Hersh but I do not know him personally
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:48 am

You know I can't reveal my sources. Its protected under the constitution.

I was considered the "go-to" knowledge/trivia guy on my college track/cross country team (athletes and coaches) and for anything distance (800m on up) with a specialty in the Marathon.

Can probably give you some "very good" specialist but I want to know what your going to use it for first.
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 03, 2003 10:16 am

... no hidden agenda here - just for info sake
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby gm » Thu Jul 03, 2003 12:20 pm

in no particular order:

- retired USATF historian Hal Bateman
- Walt Murphy
- Mark Butler of the IAAF
- Richard Hymans
- Peter Matthews
- Mel Watman
- Stan Greenberg
- former USATF press chief Pete Cava
- Lennart Julin
- Nejat Kok (spelling may be off a bit :)
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:20 pm

A guy with whom I was on the Daily Bruin sports writing staff at UCLA around 1982-83 named Tom Feuer is the most knowledgeable track expert I've ever known. In recent years, he's done color commentary on Fox Sports coverage of the Pac-10 and Big-12 meets. If you're out there, Tom, send me an e-mail (by clicking where my name is highlighted).
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:24 pm

>A guy with whom I was on the Daily Bruin sports
>writing staff at UCLA around 1982-83 named Tom
>Feuer is the most knowledgeable track expert I've
>ever known. In recent years, he's done color
>commentary on Fox Sports coverage of the Pac-10
>and Big-12 meets. If you're out there, Tom, send
>me an e-mail (by clicking where my name is
>highlighted).



His email addy - TFeuer@foxsports.net
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 03, 2003 2:34 pm

Carol Lewis!
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby tracknut » Thu Jul 03, 2003 4:34 pm

There is Also Scott Davis the announcer for Southern California track meets and Editor
the Track and field US Statistics lists.
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 03, 2003 6:30 pm

Please list email addresses if you have them!
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 03, 2003 7:00 pm

>Please list email addresses if you have them!


Hal Bateman - hal.bateman@usatf.org
Walt Murphy - WMurphy25@aol.com
Mark Butler - mbutler@worldscope.co.uk
Richard Hymans - 100640.2655@compuserve.com
Peter Matthews - pmatthews@macunlimited.net
Pete Cava - petecava@aol.com
Lennart Julin - lennart.julin@friidrott.se
Bob Hersh - robert.hersh@cm.iaaf.org

Hope that helps!
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Bob H » Fri Jul 04, 2003 9:58 pm

>>Bob Hersh -robert.hersh@cm.iaaf.org<

Better yet, use bobhersh@compuserve.com, which is my primary e-mail address. (I've got five of them, but it's compuserve that I check most frequently.)
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:01 am

My new e-mail is hbateman@stx.rr.com
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:21 am

Very flattering to be put on such a list, but anyone wanting info needs to contact me at r_hymans@hotmail.com and not the address listed in the post
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:00 pm

I think Garry Hill belongs up there; good grief!

What about Frank Z. for the deca? How about Roberto Q.?
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 21, 2003 3:32 pm

RLQ is THE authority. He is merely the author of six books on the history of T&F (and maybe more, if I'm missing something). Also the founder of the ATFS.

Are the McWhirters still around? They published a few books with the Guinness people.
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 21, 2003 7:12 pm

Probably one of the most knowledgeable about track and field on this planet is a man who has been to every outdoor world championship in our sport and also 14 Olympic Games. He not only started the greatest magazine about athletics (TFN), but he also has written books about the sport. Even though he turns 85 next month, Cordner Nelson remains one of the most knowledgeable people in track and field today.
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby richardh » Thu Jul 24, 2003 2:09 am

One of the most knowledgeable experts on T&F is Ian Hodge. Many years ago I remember someone asking him - what's your speciality. The reply came back "Anything that moves".
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby richardh » Thu Jul 24, 2003 2:43 am

One of the most knowledgeable experts on T&F is Ian Hodge. Many years ago I remember someone asking him - what's your speciality. The reply came back "Anything that moves".
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 24, 2003 4:26 am

Does anyone have email addresses for the above mentioned afficionados?
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Re: Most knowledgable T&F afficionados

Postby Vince » Thu Jul 24, 2003 8:55 am

Ian Hodge's e-mail is Ian.Hodge@fast-track-events.com
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