Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]


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Re: Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]

Postby aaronk » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:40 am

Suggested T&FN headline IF Mary breaks some records......

Cain IS Able.

(As in Cain and Abel!!)
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Re: Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]

Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:44 am

aaronk wrote:SHE is setting her own standards high!! We (I am) just supporting her in her quest!!

I'm as giddy as the next guy about her talent, but there is something off-putting about the continuing internet analyses and soaring expectations of her 'career', when she's still this very young.
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Re: Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]

Postby az2004 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:54 am

i saw her do the 4:39 mile at penn last year and 4:11 was her outdoor 1500 peak race

now salazar says 4:25 and he must know what's possible

so world youth outdoor 1500 means low 4 range



ah what world are we living in, when an american kid has the pediree of an african

is saazr really crazy
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Re: Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]

Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:26 am

az2004 wrote:ah what world are we living in, when an american kid has the pediree of an african
is saazr really crazy

I'm starting a collection to buy you a new keyboard! It's gotta drive you crazy that the 'Shift' key is broken, most of the punctuation marks don't work, and letters like 'g' and 'l 'only work intermittently! :D
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Re: Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]

Postby Dutra5 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:42 am

aaronk wrote:
She may NOT follow Lindgren's path.....


Let's hope not.
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Re: Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]

Postby Dutra5 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:43 am

Marlow wrote:
aaronk wrote:SHE is setting her own standards high!! We (I am) just supporting her in her quest!!

I'm as giddy as the next guy about her talent, but there is something off-putting about the continuing internet analyses and soaring expectations of her 'career', when she's still this very young.


Particularly with the enthusiasm exibited by a non peer.
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Re: Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:52 am

Dutra5 wrote:
aaronk wrote:
She may NOT follow Lindgren's path.....


Let's hope not.


Or Tim Danielson. Or even poor Debbie Heald who still holds the HS indoor mile record from 1972.
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Re: Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]

Postby doug5321 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:05 am

Conor Dary wrote:
Dutra5 wrote:
aaronk wrote:
She may NOT follow Lindgren's path.....


Let's hope not.


Or Tim Danielson. Or even poor Debbie Heald who still holds the HS indoor mile record from 1972.


debbie heald is doing very well, although no longer able to run, there was an article on her a couple of months ago.

they should fly her in to watch cain probably break her record, the symbolic passing of the torch, just like greg meyer should be present when the next american wins boston, symbolic connections by history is good.
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Re: Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:16 am

doug5321 wrote:
debbie heald is doing very well, although no longer able to run, there was an article on her a couple of months ago.

they should fly her in to watch cain probably break her record, the symbolic passing of the torch, just like greg meyer should be present when the next american wins boston, symbolic connections by history is good.


It actually is a pretty sad story. But certainly better than Danielson.

On the other hand, Tom Sullivan, who set the high school mile record back in 1961, continued on to do well at Villanova and is in fact at 70 still running some decent miles.
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Re: Mary Cain 9:02.10 3k (Oversized track) [overall HSR]

Postby aaronk » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:09 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
doug5321 wrote:
debbie heald is doing very well, although no longer able to run, there was an article on her a couple of months ago.

they should fly her in to watch cain probably break her record, the symbolic passing of the torch, just like greg meyer should be present when the next american wins boston, symbolic connections by history is good.


It actually is a pretty sad story. But certainly better than Danielson.

On the other hand, Tom Sullivan, who set the high school mile record back in 1961, continued on to do well at Villanova and is in fact at 70 still running some decent miles.


Cain has been compared to Mary Decker Slaney by some.
What's ol' Mary (Slaney, that is!) doing now??
Still run?
Coach?
Being a housewife/mom??
Make speeches??
She's 54 and a half years old now!!
Slaney should go to NYC to be present when Cain breaks the records, just as was suggested about Heald!!
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