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Jones goes second fastest!

Postby Minerva » Sun May 14, 2006 12:40 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/4769581.stm

Jones 11.06 second fastest time in the world this year behind Alyson Felix.

Maybe she can comeback but as there are no major international comps for USA this year, and she isnt popular with event orgainsers, not sure where she is going to get much international competition??

(Edited to change typo as it was remarked upon :( )
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Postby Pelle3 » Sun May 14, 2006 2:05 pm

Alyson.
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Re: Jones goes second fastest!

Postby daisy » Sun May 14, 2006 9:19 pm

Minerva wrote:and she isnt popular with event orgainsers, not sure where she is going to get much international competition?

It will be interesting to see if this is still true. At the end of the day they just want bums on seats and I suspect Marion is even more of a draw now than before.
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Re: Jones goes second fastest!

Postby Minerva » Sun May 14, 2006 9:56 pm

daisy wrote:
Minerva wrote:and she isnt popular with event orgainsers, not sure where she is going to get much international competition?

It will be interesting to see if this is still true. At the end of the day they just want bums on seats and I suspect Marion is even more of a draw now than before.


I know she is a draw - but the its hard to raise the profile of our local athletes if we bring her over here (GB) as the only thing the press will be about is Marion. Great in that it gets athletics in the news, but at the expense of local athletes and I can't imagine the press will be able to talk only about her performances without mentioning Balco etc
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Re: Jones goes second fastest!

Postby daisy » Sun May 14, 2006 10:42 pm

Minerva wrote:
daisy wrote:
Minerva wrote:and she isnt popular with event orgainsers, not sure where she is going to get much international competition?

It will be interesting to see if this is still true. At the end of the day they just want bums on seats and I suspect Marion is even more of a draw now than before.


I know she is a draw - but the its hard to raise the profile of our local athletes if we bring her over here (GB) as the only thing the press will be about is Marion. Great in that it gets athletics in the news, but at the expense of local athletes and I can't imagine the press will be able to talk only about her performances without mentioning Balco etc

I'm Assuming Norwich Union, and their like, will forgo the local athletes in preference of saturation coverage, Balco or not.

Another aspect to consider is that the local athletes will still get their mention but the headline will not be about the local guys. This is not necessarily a bad thing since more people may actually read the articles and 'rediscover' athletics. While the negativity of Balco will be present in any article on Jones, isn't her story a victory against those who are skeptical of all athletes because of Balco?
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Postby Jon Mulkeen » Mon May 15, 2006 10:08 am

Pelle3 wrote:Alyson.
Allyson :roll: :wink:
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Postby eldrick » Mon May 15, 2006 11:32 pm

Jon wrote:
Pelle3 wrote:Alyson.
Allyson :roll: :wink:


aleeeson ?
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Re: Jones goes second fastest!

Postby olorin » Sat May 20, 2006 12:47 pm

Minerva wrote:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/4769581.stm

Jones 11.06 second fastest time in the world this year behind Alyson Felix.

Maybe she can comeback but as there are no major international comps for USA this year, and she isnt popular with event orgainsers, not sure where she is going to get much international competition??

(Edited to change typo as it was remarked upon :( )

The 100W is amazingly close so far.
The top list includes 6 athletes all within 0.06!
11.03 1.4 Kerron Stewart JAM 16 04 1984 1 Fayetteville, AR 14 05 2006
11.04 1.1 Allyson Felix USA 18 11 1985 1r2 Lawrence, KS 22 04 2006
11.06 A -0.5 Marion Jones USA 12 10 1975 1 Xalapa 13 05 2006
11.08 1.4 Kelly-Ann Baptiste TRI 14 10 1986 2 Fayetteville, AR 14 05 2006
11.09 1.4 Marshevet Hooker USA 25 09 1984 1 Waco, TX 14 05 2006
11.09 1.4 Shalonda Solomon USA 19 12 1985 3 Fayetteville, AR 14 05 2006
Of course last year top guns (Williams, Cambell, Sturrup, Aaron) are still not firing.
Maybe we'll get few sub 10.9 toward the back end of the season
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Postby Pelle3 » Sat May 20, 2006 8:45 pm

eldrick wrote:
Jon wrote:
Pelle3 wrote:Alyson.
Allyson :roll: :wink:


aleeeson ?

They can call her Alice in Wonderland when cracks those 11-, 22-second barriers. My "l" finger typed too quickly!
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