Saturday, August 06, 2011
Does Anyone Follow Track? Read Long Jump
This is a great piece on long jumps and Carl Lewis. Hat tip to the Browser. I remember Ralph Boston's salad days, if I recall that was just after the breaking of a bunch of different records which seemed unbreakable: 4 minute mile, 7 foot high jump, 16 foot high jump, 60 foot shot put, 10 sec 100 yard dash. In those days track was a major sport, a major amateur sport, along with tennis. College football and basketball were more prominent than their pro counterparts, boxing was big (the Friday night fights with Sugar Ray Robinson, Carmen Basilio, the ageless Archie Moore). Think I'll dream on the glories of yesteryear and skip blogging this weekend.