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Discussion: congratz on gold!....but I ...

in: BP; BP > 2016-04-29

May 1, 2016 12:54 PM # 
O Steve!:
congratz on gold!....but I suspect the experience and feeling of giving it your best at the big event trumps it all.
May 1, 2016 7:17 PM # 
Very true, the memories are golden!
May 1, 2016 8:52 PM # 
Awesome, Bill! You are an inspiration, coming back from injury and surgery, doing everything right! Well deserved!
May 2, 2016 12:52 AM # 
Sounds like a great experience. Well done.
May 2, 2016 1:48 AM # 
Thanks guys!
May 2, 2016 5:56 AM # 
49 years since I last ran at the Penn Relays. It was fun then, too! Congrats on a couple of good runs!
May 2, 2016 2:12 PM # 
Dennis that's neat. What did you run back then?
May 3, 2016 4:03 PM # 
I ran mostly 440 and 440 IH. At the Penn Relays, running for City College of NY, 1965 - 1967, I ran 4x220 and 4x440 relays. If I remember correctly, my last year there was the first year of the new "rubberized asphalt" track at Franklin Field. My 4x220 team set an all-time CCNY record. I ran the second leg, which was on the half of the track at the closed end of the stadium. The noise of 30,000 voices in that closed end was quite amazing! My split (hard to get accurate ones in that kind of relay) was 22.8.
May 3, 2016 7:55 PM # 
Nice job!
May 4, 2016 12:04 AM # 
Dennis nice! According to the archives, indeed the old cinder track bit the dust in 1966! Interestingly the trade off for having a track within the confines of a stadium, not designed for 9 lane IAAF std of today, is the "strange geometry" for the inside 3 lanes- great crowd acoustics however!

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