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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 6:56 am    Post subject: Blankers-Koen dies Reply with quote

Fanny Blankers-Koen has died at the age of 85.
Report courtesy of BBC Sports;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/3427741.stm
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest, I had no idea she was still alive. Neutral

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me either ... While I respect what she did, it is hard for me to get excited about any performances on the women's side that took place before the 60's ... Just not a lot of competition before then ...
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