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Paul
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 8:45 pm    Post subject: Dan Browne and the Oregon Project Reply with quote

I think there was an article similar to this, here at Run-Down, but here is another article:

http://www.ontherun.com/news/0321/
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good article, thanks. Would've been nice to hear about a few of the other Oregon Project residents, as I believe a number of them have done quite well.

Two things that stood out to me:

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running on underwater treadmills

What the heck kind of equipment is that??? I guess the days of keeping the hair dryer away from the tub are long gone... Neutral

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In the early 1980's, Salazar dominated distance running. He won the New York Marathon three years in a row, and set a world record of 2:08:13 at New York in 1981. Amazingly, no American-born runner has matched that time since.

Salazar isn't American-born, is he? I know they don't explicitly say he is, but it's definitely implied.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Underwater treadmills, Surprised I don't have a clue.

I assumed Salazar was American-born ? maybe 2nd generation ? Didn't he go to high school on the east coast somewhere.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not entirely sure, but I thought he was Cuban (?) born and grew up in the US. He could be second generation, though.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good article. I have been following Browne since his days with the Army's World Class Athlete Program. He could very well be the future of American marathoning.

I was thinking Salazar was born in Cuba. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been following him since he was a goofy little average runner from West Linn HS. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's cool. Cool

In high school did he ever show that he had potential to be where he is now?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In high school did he ever show that he had potential to be where he is now?

His last two years, definitely, but up till then you never would have seen it coming. We ran in the same district and he's a year younger than me. As a sophomore, I don't think he was even top-5 on a very weak XC team. By his junior year, he was top guy in the district and one of the top 3 or so in the state; I think winning the 3k title in track. By senior year, he was pretty much untouchable, and he's hardly slowed down the progression curve since. As I recall, he was a scrawny little kid with big floppy feet. You'd never guess it looking at him now...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if anyone said this, but Salazar moved to the US from Cuba when he was 2 with his family.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for confirming what I thought I had seen elsewhere. Always nice to know I remember a thing or two correctly. Smile

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