Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...


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Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:56 pm

Derrick ADKINS, Bryan BRONSON, Danny HARRIS,
or the last 400m/h Olympic Champ Angelo TAYLOR
shined at the top World level like meteorites
if we compare their respective careers to the
unforgettable Edwin MOSES who reigned through
a decade...
I had the priviledge to wath him run at the 1986
Paris meeting.
With Quincy WATTS he had one of the most
beautiful and impressive stride I have ever
watched in my life: gracefulness and fluidity
for an incredible technical efficiency.
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby billthedog » Sat Jun 28, 2003 9:44 pm

Some of us -- I think I've seen a posting by Bob Hersh to this effect -- think that the 1987 Rome World Championship 400mh: Moses, Harris, Schmid -was about as great a foot race as we have ever seen.
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 28, 2003 10:03 pm

i agree that race was one of the best ever
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 28, 2003 11:35 pm

What did Edwin Moses do?
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:04 am

Being a youngster, you are undoubtedly familiar with the many ways to find lots of information on a guy as famous as Edwin Moses the Internet. If you're too lazy to do so, why should anyone else take the trouble to do anything more than I'm doing right now?
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:01 pm

Anyone who had to opportunity to see Edwin Moses run or meet him personally, never forgot him.

I had the opportunity to see him @ the Montreal Olympics in 1976. When I found out he came from Morehouse College (I had the priviledge of attending in the early 80s), it made him much more interesting.

The 400 hurdle final during the 1987 World Champs was possibly the best race ever with Moses, Harald Schmid (of then West Germany) and Danny Harris practically in lockstep at the finishline. Haven't seen a race like that since.
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:51 pm

Thank you, oldster, for saying something I've been meaning to say for quite a while. I am amazed at how many people post questions that could easily be answered with the slightest effort using the Internet. I'm sure I'm not the only person who, though fully capable of answering these inquiries, ignores them, not because I don't want to be helpful but because I don't see the need to help someone who isn't willing to make the slightest effort to help himself. I'm equally sure I'm not alone in appreciating your answer. It's about time that someone said it. I should have done it myself seeks ago.

I must say, too, that the question that you criticized was a perfect example of that phenomenon.
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 14, 2003 2:07 pm

>What did Edwin Moses do?>>

The heck with that: What Would Jesus Do?!
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 14, 2003 2:33 pm

>>What Would Jesus Do?!

If he could run on water, I suppose he'd do the steeplechase.
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:24 pm

what was the race before the race where moses started his win streak. this would be the one that he lost?
can anyone find the answer. it may be surprizing to you.
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby tracknut » Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:25 pm

That was in 1977, at the Berlin meet, Where Moses leaned at the wrong finish line. Schmid ran through the finish, becomeing the first part of the nine year streak that was ended by Danny Harris. Another Trivia question Who are the only Hurdlers to front edwin Moses (Danny Harris 1987, Schmid 1977, Phillips and Amadu Dia Ba 1988). If I'm Correct the list does get into the double digits.
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Russ7291 » Fri Jul 18, 2003 4:25 am

Who is the second best 400 hurdler in history?

I'd say Glenn Davis.
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 18, 2003 12:22 pm

Did Moses have any races (big meet or small) after '88?
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Re: Unforgettable Edwin MOSES...

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 07, 2003 8:56 am

I had the opportunity to watch Edwin Moses run as a high schooler for Fairview High School, Dayton, Ohio (The same school Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt graduated from) in 1973. He was a tall skinny guy with a lot of heart who gave it his all.
His biggest win was in a meet called the Dayton Relays (Re-named the Edwin Moses Relays in 1989) in the 120 yard high hurdles. His time was an un-spectacular 14.8 seconds (HT) however he outleaned a guy named Ludie Parks who was a considered one of the states and it was considered a big upset. That was his biggest accomplishment in high school track. He didn't make the Ohio State meet that year and Im' not even sure if he made it as far as districts. That's what makes his accomplishments all the more remarkable. No one would have had the slightest inkling that Moses would in 3 years time, be the best intermediate hurdler in the world, olympic champion and literally re-define the way intermediate hurdlers approached this race.
Later on I would like to mention all of the fine hurdlers (runners and field event specialists too) that have come out of Dayton, Ohio.
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