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    Wilt Chamberlain running tack in high school.

    I didn't want to make a new thread really, that is why I bumped the other one. I thought this was a cool picture though, and thought maybe others could be shared.

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    my girl is as long as his left leg...
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    wasn't sure if it was just my computer at first making that image a negative...but i flipped it back. Less creepy


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    Wilt was an all-American high jumper at Kansas.

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    sprints, high jumps, AND the shot put?

    Look at a sprinter and then look at a shot putter. Totally different body types- hard to believe one could excel at both but he could have been a decathlete
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    He's running because he's late for a date with one of his 20,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick Pinkham View Post
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    sprints, high jumps, AND the shot put?

    Look at a sprinter and then look at a shot putter. Totally different body types- hard to believe one could excel at both but he could have been a decathlete
    That's actually not true. It is less common today, but it happens.

    As an example, Terry Cole, the running back on IU's Rose Bowl team was a star in both the 100y dash and shot put. And as I recall the stories, he wasn't worth anything in the 220y dash.

    The body type of a short sprinter and SP'er is similar - powerful, explosive, short burst. Shot putters, because the elbow must stay in front of the hand, don't need huge arms (although they have huge arms). The shot is "put" from the lower body with a similar explosion to a sprinter out of the starting blocks. The Discus throw, with its spin move, is somewhat different.

    Currently, many sprinters double in the 100/200, like Carl Lewis and U. Bolt. Those guys aren't built like running backs, but most sprinters are. Back in Wilt's era, 100y/SP was probably as common as 100y/220y. And 220y/440y combo in the long sprints was more common as then well. Only Michael Johnson has been able to accomplish that a world-class level in the past few decades. Generally, over the past 30 years or so, the 400m dash and 800m run have become "paired together" more than in the past -- the 800m is getting closer to being an all-out sprint.

    About once a season, my college track team would add a "thrower" 4x100 relay and middle-distance 4x100 relay to a dual meet. Our regular 4x100 team of sprinters would win of course, but the real excitement after I handed off the baton was watching the throwers outsprint the 800m/1500m/3000m-SC guys. Hilarious. They were gasping for air... 100m was a long way for them, but their explosiveness mattered more than the long strides and endurance of the middle-distance guys, who hadn't broke a sweat even though they couldn't go any faster.
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    Don't forget that Wilt was quite the volleyball player as well. Just a pretty frickin' awesome athlete.
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    Full 100m covered in that one stride.

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