Friday, 27 January 2012

the kick

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, January 27, 2012 with 1 comment
Made back in 1995, a future Olympian shows early form. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNSWTwB-_bk

A race doesn't have to be close to be enjoyable to watch. I remember as a boy watching the National Cross Country at St Mary's in Adelaide, where a young Ron Clarke thrashed the field. And I remember competing in a marathon at Richmond, NSW when John Farrington sprinted away at the start, to end up with a solo 2:11. Such performances were more exciting than a close, slower race would have been.

1 comment:

  1. Who was it? Says he ran 3:35 and in the 2000 Olympics.

    Great to watch. Agree that unusually run races are more exciting viewing than the usual paced affairs we often see. Even paced WRs can be pretty boring.

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