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I Smoked Em, Admits jeff noel

The 70-year old jeff noel beat looked like this guy, Guideo Muller. Guido holds the 70-74 400m World Record.

So I show up. Not knowing what to do or how to do it. Was wearing New Balance 473’s – more like trail running shoe than track spikes. Clod-hoppers is what they call them where I grew up.

An 11-year old on the inside lane, then me, and a 70-year old on the outside lane. The starter raises his pistol – runners to your mark (pause), set (pause 1-2 seconds), BANG!

One minute, two and a half seconds later, I smoked them both.

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Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

4 replies on “I Smoked Em, Admits jeff noel”

No, no rubbing in.

And in case it’s fuzzy. I certainly didn’t run against Guido. The pic is from 2009 Masters World Championships in Finland.

The story above was 2005, Clermont, Florida. The 70-year old I refer to in the outside lane was not a world-class sprinter. Simply a guy trying to stay healthy.

I just thought it was funny how I was sandwiched between two extremes. 🙂

I remember you posting an inspiring video of Guido.

I only hope I can still move well enough to even do that at 70 (referring to your 2005 competitor). 🙂

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