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That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stranger
life at the extremes... pushing our biological limits in ultracycling
sports  biology  athletics  science  endurance  motivation  psychology  cycling  obsession 
april 2010 by amaah
The Revolutionary - Dick Fosbury
on the Fosbury flop... There have not been many breakthroughs in the annals of personal locomotion. Running forward, for example, is still considered the quickest unassisted way to get from point A to point B. Perhaps early man experimented with backpedaling as a means of escape, but the technique probably did not survive the first saber-toothed tiger.
sports  athletics  technique  innovation  biology  engineering  history  virtuosity 
september 2009 by amaah
Merlene Ottey - ageless wonder
I had a crush on Merlene Ottey back during the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles - memorable because our circle of three families were stuck with an outbreak of chicken pox and nothing to do but itch, scratch and take in the Olympics...Her 7th Olympics
athletics  sports  trackandfield  Jamaica  MerleneOttey  track  goddess  Olympics  Athens  Ghana  football  soccer  improbable  drama  fan  aging  age  irony  memoir  toli 
april 2005 by amaah

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