forgotten white athletes?

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  1. mastermulti

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    Thomas Schmidt sure was a legend. I have him on tape several times. Pushed Edwin Moses to become the best
     
  2. white is right

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    Thomas Schimdt was a household legend, I think you meant Harold Schmidt....:smileysex1:
     
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    do any of the old guys here know the name, Jim Ryun? i just learned of him today ...

     
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    of course I did. I had Thomas Schoenlebe in my head as well. The ageing brain ....... now, where did I leave my slippers?
     
  5. sport historian

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    I remember Jim Ryun. He was heavily publicized in the 1960's. He set the record for the Mile run but finished second with the Silver medal in the 1968 Olympics which was considered a major disappointment. In 1972 he fell in a trial heat and didn't make the finals.

    Jim Ryan was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1996, won reelection four times, was upset in 2006.
     
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    I wonder where this guy from 3 years ago is now? Too young to be forgotten of course, but being a Euro champ and running PBs both semi and final of the 200 I thought he'd be more visible
     
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    OK, he's studying biology at world ranked no.8 university, UCL London. He could be yet another white athlete to concentrate on a career and do track as a side dish (the way everyone used to)
     
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    It's a very nice option to fall back on. Many elite atheletes do not have elite IQ and wisdom. Some do and it's a rare combonation. Even with women so many of the beautiful ones lack knowledge upstairs unfortunatley. If I ever find one with both I will be a happily married man for the rest of my life. Until then I guess I remain single.
     

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