IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013


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Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

Postby Powell » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:37 am

gh wrote:I could be confusing it with USATF requirements, but there is a rider that ignores "masters competition."


Marathons are not age-segregated, though. She just ran the race with everyone else.

Merlene Ottey also continues competing, being now in her 50s. She's no longer world class, but she competes in the open category, not in masters meets.
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Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

Postby 26mi235 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:10 am

The purpose is to separate the athletes from 'current' competitions because current/recent performances tend to loom over-large in our minds and to assure that additional performances of note are not still to come. When the athlete is so far from their PRs and has been for a long time I doubt that there is real confusion on either of these dimensions. Ottey continues to impress with what can be done as one ages (as does JBS) but that is not going to affect HoF considerations.
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Re: IAAF Hall Of Fame, Class of 2013

Postby gh » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:16 am

Ottey ran in the European Championships this year; I don't consider her clock as having started.
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