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.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
V 5 N. 95 Several Stories and Pictures
From various sources these stories and pictures came. First from the IAAF website, the account of Kira Grunberg's pole vaulting injury and rehabilitation. Grunberg , a world class Austrian vaulter was rendered a paraplegic this summer prior to the Beijing WC's. To read this article is heartening but also very, very sad to see a young person ending up this way. We can only hope that she will continue to make progress and be able to resume her studies in pharmacy somewhere down the line. Kira Grunberg
On to other more pleasant topics. From : A chap named Hugh Barrow , writing on the "I Was or Am a Runner" facebook site, comes this picture and brief explanation about an historic event.