The Elephant vs. The Gazelle

Posted on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 by John Wood
What would happen if an Elephant raced a Gazelle? Hard to say but it probably wouldn’t be all that different from the time back in ’58 when all 350 pounds of champion weightlifter and strongman Paul Anderson and Jim Lea, the 440 yard dash World record holder at the time, took their marks for a 50-yard sprint contest.

The event was held at San Jose State’s Spartan Field and, as you might have guessed, the smaller man was the eventual winner… but as you might not have expected, Lea’s margin of victory was less than two stride lengths.

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Forrest Smithson

Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by John Wood

Here’s one that’s a little different than our usual fare, but certainly interesting enough to warrant a mention:
At the 1908 London Olympics, Forrest Smithson, a theology student from Oregon State University, won the gold medal AND set a new world record in the 110 meter hurdle event. Record setting performances are certainly not unusual in the Olympic games, but Smithson has the distinction of having done so while holding a bible in his left hand as he ran ~ you sure won’t see something like this again any time soon.
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