Monthly Archives: September 2011

THE DESTINY OF ALI MIMOUN

‘If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us’ – ST Coleridge, Biographia Literaria Over half a century in just a few days; we move back from new world record holder, Patrick Makau in Berlin, to Alain Mimoun, the 1956 Olympic marathon champion, in Melbourne. Permit me, dear readers, to crave your […]






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LADBROOKE – ‘NOW THE BAD NEWS’

When half a dozen athletes were selected by England Athletics to run in a half-marathon in Lillebaelt, Denmark on May 7 this year, they were looking forward to a race without the all-conquering East Africans. Things turned out even better than they expected – all six of them placed highly, and all won prize money. […]






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ROAD RAGE

Corruption comes in many forms; but cheating Third World athletes out of their hard-earned winnings must come high on the list of low-life pursuits. But that’s what British agent/manager Ian Ladbrooke is guilty of doing, to the extraordinary amount of close to a half million dollars. Ladbrooke, whose base is in Scotland, owes money to […]






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