Beginning our 7th year and over 2500 pages. A blog for fans of Track and Field from the 1950's and 60's, culled from various articles in sports journals of the day with added commentaries from readers who lived and ran and coached in that era.
We're the equivalent of an American Legion post of Track and Field but without cheap beer. You may contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or write a comment at the end of a given posting.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Vol. 3 No. 49 Photos from the 1950's
Some great photos from the 1950's, sent by Jerry McFadden , a 4:05 miler from U. of Missouri , 1963. He has contributed a number of pieces to the blog. We ran against each other when I was at the U. of Oklahoma. We both had served in the Peace Corps, he in Morocco, me in Tanzania, both married French women we met overseas. Two of the athletes Jerry coached in Morocco knew me when I lived in Quebec. For thirty years they always asked me if I knew Jerry and where he was. We finally reconnected two years ago. George Brose George,
I have no idea if these old time photos are of any interest to your blog or not but I thought I would send them along.
2 are of Vladimir Kuts when he set the 5,000 meter world record at 13:46.8 on September 18, 1956 at Belgrade.
Another is of Zatopek during the 10,000 meters at the European Championships at Bern in 1954
2 are of Roger Bannister winning the 1.500 meters at the European Championships at Bern in 1954
Another of Alain Mimoun in front of Becket in the 3 mile in the France vs. GB at White City in August, 1951 in 14.11.4
Finally, a photo of a "young" Michel Jazy defeating Michel Bernard at the French National Championships in August 1956.
All of these were taken from copies of the magazine Le Reflet du Sport that I found at the old booksellers along the river Seine in Paris.