white long jumpers

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  1. white lightning

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    Wow we finally have an elite white american long jumper again! I love the drive to succeed at the highest level that both the dad and the son have. That is the kind of mentality it takes to get to the top. Just look at Richard Kilty defying all the odds to win the world indoor championship in the 60 meters. The hungriest person who trains the hardest will often win despite overwhelming odds. You can measure determination or the size of someones heart & will to succeed. Keep it up Corey. Damn I'm proud of this kid.
     
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  2. white is right

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    Wow unbelievable it's probably been 2 generations since a White American has been even on the fringes of the world class scene. This song is a tribute to this accomplishment.....:dance:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3Lc1wQYuMM
     
  3. Jimmy Chitwood

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    i hope i'm not beating a dead horse here, but the article provides more support for my hypothesis that fast White kids rarely go out for track. i detail that idea in the thread Just run, baby!

    according to the intriguing article on Crawford, he never even considered running track until his baseball career stalled.

     
  4. jacknyc

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    I think you've got a good point Jimmy.
    For decades baseball was America's sport. And although it's lost some popularity, for kids who aren't big or tall (for football and basketball), baseball and soccer are the obvious choices.
    Track is not really on the radar for many kids.
     
  5. jacknyc

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    Greg Rutherford, the red-headed Olympic LJ Champ, ran 10.44 today.
    Pretty good time for a guy who doesn't train as a sprinter.
    In fact, faster than a lot of European sprinters.
     
  6. albinosprint

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    looks like Greg should start training for the 100m
     
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  8. jacknyc

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    Czech long jumper, Radek Juska, set a new national record of 8.29 meters. That's about 27ft and 2-3/8 inches.
    Meanwhile, Jacob Fincham-Dukes of Oklahoma St (and also from England), won the Big 12 Long Jump title with a jump of 7.87m/25-10.0.
     
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    ... be better if those were verticals...;)
     
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  11. mastermulti

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    good article on Kate Hall
     
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  13. white lightning

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    Probably one of the greatest feats in all of sport history. To break the world record twice in the world championships. It has never been equaled and never will. I'm still a huge fan of Jonathan
    Edwads almost 3 decades later. Simply the greatest triple jumper ever to live. It's really not even close! White men can jump!
     
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    MILTIÁDIS TENTÓGLOU his a 27.2 today to win the long jump at the Euro team champs. He is only 21 years old, so has a big upside.
     
  15. mastermulti

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    8.29m to all non U.S followers. Not bad!
     

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