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Flo JO indoors?

Postby fasttrack85 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:28 pm

I can't find any indoor times for Flo JO. Anyone think she would have the world records in the 60 and 200 if she had ran it in 1988?
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Re: Flo JO indoors?

Postby 26mi235 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:46 pm

Look for some stuff on the Historical Board.
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Re: Flo JO indoors?

Postby Jacksf » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:16 pm

I don't think anyone cares ......
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Re: Flo JO indoors?

Postby dj » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:19 pm

fasttrack85 wrote:I can't find any indoor times for Flo JO. Anyone think she would have the world records in the 60 and 200 if she had ran it in 1988?


No. Very few meets (any?) meets in the U.S. were running 60m at the pro level back then. Indoor track was collegiate and high school meets, and those meets that had switched to metrics were running 55m. Very few meets were running 200m, and there were only three 220y tracks that were banked: Harvard, Boston University, and Pocatello. That's in the U.S., and at that time the minuscule Euro indoor circuit wasn't attracting American athletes.
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Re: Flo JO indoors?

Postby Master Po » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:16 am

I'm absolutely not a Flo Jo expert, and don't have all data sets at hand in any case, but all-athletics does list these indoor times for her:

50m ind. 6.32 Rosemont (USA) 16.02.1986

200m ind. 23.13 New York (USA) 22.02.1985

I have no other information on these meets (actual venues, results, etc.), but perhaps some dedicated Historical forum reader with access to lots of historical data (I know you're out there! :) ) can post something to add to to this.
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Re: Flo JO indoors?

Postby BusterZanga » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:17 pm

Some basic FloJo inside:

23.86i 2) 220y TAC 27.2.1981
24.49i 3) 220y TAC 26.2.1982
23.38i 2) 220y TAC 22.2.1985
23.57i 3) 220y TAC 28.2.1986
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Re: Flo JO indoors?

Postby Per Andersen » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:27 pm

BusterZanga wrote:Some basic FloJo inside:

23.86i 2) 220y TAC 27.2.1981
24.49i 3) 220y TAC 26.2.1982
23.38i 2) 220y TAC 22.2.1985
23.57i 3) 220y TAC 28.2.1986

But she wasn't FloJo until 1988.
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Re: Flo JO indoors?

Postby dj » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:41 am

Per Andersen wrote:
BusterZanga wrote:Some basic FloJo inside:

23.86i 2) 220y TAC 27.2.1981
24.49i 3) 220y TAC 26.2.1982
23.38i 2) 220y TAC 22.2.1985
23.57i 3) 220y TAC 28.2.1986

But she wasn't FloJo until 1988.


All those TAC meets were in Madison Square Garden on a 160y banked track, not conducive to setting a WR when the Europeans were running on 200m banked tracks.
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Re: Flo JO indoors?

Postby tandfman » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:21 am

Per Andersen wrote:But she wasn't FloJo until 1988.

Wiki says they were married in 1987.
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Re: Flo JO indoors?

Postby Per Andersen » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:59 pm

tandfman wrote:
Per Andersen wrote:But she wasn't FloJo until 1988.

Wiki says they were married in 1987.

Well, I meant the unbeatable FloJo of '88. Prior to that she was beatable and thus not FloJo!
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