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    the women made first and second place, but is it me or would that jamaican (i think) had won if she wasnt so stupid and ran to the line? im sure she was tired but it looked as if she thought the race was in the bag and just jogged, didnt lean or anything. Still a good result, but it takes the shine off of it.
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    29 Aug '07 15:21
    Track and Field at top level is almost pure sport.

    Amazing race, but I agree - it was almost like a betting syndicate was in action.

    Looking forward to the 200m final for men Bolt v Gay. Bolt show-boated more than Frank Worthington in his pomp in round two!
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    29 Aug '07 15:27
    Originally posted by invigorate
    Track and Field at top level is almost pure sport.

    Amazing race, but I agree - it was almost like a betting syndicate was in action.

    Looking forward to the 200m final for men Bolt v Gay. Bolt show-boated more than Frank Worthington in his pomp in round two!
    what did they get the 400m in
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    29 Aug '07 16:23
    Originally posted by LivingForJesus
    what did they get the 400m in
    You mean the time? 49.61s for Ohuruogu, 49.65s for Sanders. Both PBs.
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    29 Aug '07 16:33
    5 hundreths of a second between the top three is a very small amount over 400m.

    If the race was 395m - the result would have been very different.
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    29 Aug '07 18:13
    Originally posted by mtthw
    You mean the time? 49.61s for Ohuruogu, 49.65s for Sanders. Both PBs.
    man that is fast!!!
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    29 Aug '07 20:00
    Originally posted by LivingForJesus
    man that is fast!!!
    Just thought I'd check what the British record was. 49.43s, set by Kathy Cook back in 1984. And she's also still the British record holder at 100m and 200m!
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    30 Aug '07 08:53
    Originally posted by mtthw
    Just thought I'd check what the British record was. 49.43s, set by Kathy Cook back in 1984. And she's also still the British record holder at 100m and 200m!
    Kathy Cook deserves more recognition - is wasn't her fault that she faced the GDR at the hieght of their doping antics.

    Alan Wells is also under recognised, compared to Cram, Gunnell and Linford Christie he should be held in higher esteem.
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    30 Aug '07 16:07
    Originally posted by invigorate
    Kathy Cook deserves more recognition - is wasn't her fault that she faced the GDR at the hieght of their doping antics.

    Alan Wells is also under recognised, compared to Cram, Gunnell and Linford Christie he should be held in higher esteem.
    agreed.. they were great sprinters.

    if fact i still got Wells's BOOK OF SPRINTING!!!
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    30 Aug '07 17:46
    Originally posted by mtthw
    You mean the time? 49.61s for Ohuruogu, 49.65s for Sanders. Both PBs.
    ohuruogu....drug cheat?
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    30 Aug '07 17:53
    Originally posted by spurs73
    ohuruogu....drug cheat?
    No.

    Victimised by testers without common sense.

    Bureaucracy gone mad.

    When they turned up at the stadium to find a school sports day, they could have phoned to find out where she would be.
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    30 Aug '07 17:541 edit
    Originally posted by invigorate


    Alan Wells is also under recognised, compared to Cram, Gunnell and Linford Christie he should be held in higher esteem.
    Cram, Gunnell & Christie won golds (in the Worlds and Olympics) facing the very best competitors in their events. Wells won gold (100m) in an Olympics without the USA.

    A bit like Arsenal winning the Premiership after Chelsea, ManU and Liverpool all withdrew. They may have won it anyway, but we'll never know and we all suspect that they probably wouldn't have!
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    30 Aug '07 17:59
    Originally posted by invigorate
    No.

    Victimised by testers without common sense.

    Bureaucracy gone mad.

    When they turned up at the stadium to find a school sports day, they could have phoned to find out where she would be.
    she missed THREE tests
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    30 Aug '07 18:021 edit
    Originally posted by Angry Boy
    Cram, Gunnell & Christie won golds (in the Worlds and Olympics) facing the very best competitors in their events. Wells won gold (100m) in an Olympics without the USA.

    A bit like Arsenal winning the Premiership after Chelsea, ManU and Liverpool all withdrew. They may have won it anyway, but we'll never know and we all suspect that they probably wouldn't have!
    ..yes... Mel Lattney and Stanaly Floyed were the top US sprinters at the time.

    Wells did beat them both afterwords in the post Olympic meets.

    He also won Communwealth and european golds before and after to be fair
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    30 Aug '07 18:06
    Originally posted by spurs73
    she missed THREE tests
    She did have many tests in between the 3 misses, I believeshe was also tested within a week of missing the key third test.. I believe the rules changed after the first missed test.

    The Court of Albitration for Sport said she was guilty of forgetfulness.

    I'm sure she regrets missing the tests. Because of her punishment I think alll british athletes are more circumspect now.
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