Also Roy Mason, my co-writer had nothing to do with this, so don't bring the Furies down on him.
THAT PAY THE COACH BY THE SECOND IDEA WOULD LEAD TO A RASH OF RECRUITING 7 MINUTE MILERS
So in the 6-7 minute range we pay fifty cents on each second improved
5-6 minute range $2.00 per second of improvement.
4-5 minute range $5.00 per second improvement.
4:30-4:59 range $7.50 per second improvement
4:20-4:30 range $20 per second improvement
4:10-4:19 range $50 per second improvement
4:05-4:09 range $100 per second improvement.
4:00- 4:04 range $500 per second improvement.
under 4:00 $1000 per second improvement.
TFN has a link today to "The Snakeman of La Perouse" about John Cann, Austrailian 1956 Olympian in decathlon.
You can find video on youtube - Snakeman of La Perouse.
I just found your blog and noticed a few mentions of my father, Jim Allen. He was a top 400 hurdler in 1963. I would love to connect and discuss.
It was a busy day at the 1900 Olympic in Paris, with gold medals determined in 10 events, some of which had short Olympic lives. Many religious athletes declined to compete in their respective finals, which were held on a Sunday! And there was no traditional track! Events were contested on a grass field, with running events conducted on a 500-meters loop,60m/Long Jump=Al Kraenzlein won his 2nd and 3rd gold medals(won the 110-hurdles the previous day), edging U.S. teammate Walter Tewksbury in the sprint as both were timed in 7.0. The long jump was filled with controversy. Marks in Saturday's qualifying round would count towards determining the eventual winner, and Myer Prinstein led the way with a jump of 23-1 1/2(7.175), with Kraenzlein 2nd at 22-9(6.93). Even though he was Jewish, and had competed on his own Sabbath, Prinstein was told by his college(Syracuse) that he couldn't compete on Sunday. He reportedly entered into an agreement with Kraenzlein that neither would compete on Sunday. But Kraenzlein did compete, and wound up as the Olympic champion after topping Prinstein's qualifying mark by one centimeter (7.185[23-2). Prinstein had to be restrained from going after Kraenzlein when the result was announced! He gained some consolation by winning the gold medal at the 1904 Olympics
Phil Conley Javelin in 56 games. Mr everything at Cal Tech. I knew him quite well as he and his wife
Fran were around Stanford a lot when I was there. Fran was the "female" Dr who was discriminated
against at Stanford Med School Faculty mainly because she was a woman.
Anyway: Phil was 79 when he died on March 14th 2014. My Olympic book has him as 10th at the
Olympics. Got a PR in the O trials with a 2nd place throw of 244+ but threw 228+ in Olympics.
Emma Reed won 48 O trials in LJ with 18' 4 5/8 " . The Olympic list of athletes credits her with
an 18' 4 1/4" which would not have been silver at Olympics but bronze. I could not find when she
became Emma Reed Wright and am not sure if she was married as the Olympian magazine is vague
on her status and lists a sister and several nieces and nephews as survivors.
Do you have any list of T&F historical sites? Whether its track spikes like Phil Scott or specific event focuses like the attached, or Bob Roncker's museum?
Subject: Meet Alexa Efraimson, the fastest 1,600-meter runner in high school history
From Jerry McFadden about my connecting with John Cobley, www.racingpast.ca .