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... I really enjoyed the 1971 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki. My role model was David Jenkins who won the 400m at the age of 19. He started in lane 8 but gave everything he got. From the gun he was first off the blocks and maintained his lead till the finish. It was a phenomenal ... Read review

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Community Level 4mrufo


First Up: Seduce Me, Susan, Bright And EarLi! Review with images

AdvantagesRunning improves your health and fitness.

DisadvantagesThe sport is tainted by drug cheats.

"...be an ardent fan of athletics in the 1970s. But that enthusiasm has waned a little now. Due to the sands of time, my memory is not what it used to be. I have trawled through a few web sites trying to rekindle my memories. Some of this op is more personal for me and meaningless for anyone else. But I hope that the amateur psychiatrists amongst you will be able to glean the workings of my mind. EARLIEST MEMORIES My earliest sporting memories were ..." Read review

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Forget Bolt-Berlino rules! Review with images

AdvantagesGreat event


"...Berlin Olympic Stadium The World Athletics Championships August 15th-23rd Jessie Owens and all that... Athletics has a new hero, Usain Bolt, but if he fails a drug test then the sport is dead in the water, make no mistake. That's why he won't fail a drug test. Think of that statement as you please. I'm sure all the wonderful bravado and laid back Jamaican showbiz cool is the real man but it may also be a front to distract from that horrible ..." Read review

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USAin Bolt?

AdvantagesGreat performances

Disadvantagesgreat demises

"'''*Usain Bolt – The current World Record Holder 100 metres*''' '''Men's 100m result''' _1 Usain Bolt JAM 9.58 (WR)_ _2 Tyson Gay USA 9.71 (NR)_ _3 Asafa Powell JAM 9.84 (SB)_ ------ ----- ------ '''USAin Bolt?''' Over the last month we’ve been overly spoon-fed what the Doctor’s involvement was to do with Michael Jackson’s departure. This ultimately beams the magnitude of how the West has depended on drugs. Drug taking; whether prescribed or ..." Read review

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Advantages Keeps you healthy, builds confidence and character

Disadvantages Poor facilities

"...but it is probably in Athletics that most people will associate Olympic success. The names of Coe, Ovett, Thompson, Christie, Holmes still fire the imagination of athletes today. But if Britain is going to really challenge at the London games and perform to the high levels that other Host countries like Australia, Spain and Greece have in recent Olympics where are our athletes going to come from. The young teenagers of today could be Olympic ..." Read review

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Community Level 7flashpointz



Advantagesbest training facilities for years, high profile meetings, lottery funding etc

Disadvantagesthe junior talent just is not making it to the top level in middle/long distances

"...as a photographer – covers Athletics all over the country from Top Junior Level to International meets, I ask : What has happened to our great 'milers', 1500m runners ? Gone are the great days of Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Steve Cram and Peter Elliott. Our seeming world domination at the distance has disappeared. Now the world is led by runners from the African nations. They have taken over the middle/long distance races. The Portuguese and the ..." Read review

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