Distance Running – 1985 – Highlites – Mens & Womens Marathon WR – Carlos Lopes + Ingrid Kristiansen

Carlos Lopes is a Portuguese former long-distance runner….who was the winner of the marathon race at the 1984 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles at the age of 37….as he brought home Portugal’s first ever Olympic gold medal….along with a new Olympic record of 2:09.21…..then at the age of 38, in the 1985 Rotterdam marathon….Lopes took 53 seconds off the world’s best marathon time….when he set a…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Track & Field – Mens Triple Jump Prelims – USA Willie Banks Final Jump

Willie Bank was a track & field athlete who competed in the triple jump…..when on June 16, 1985 he set a world record of 17.97 m (58 feet 11.5 inches) at the US National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA…..while he had finished second in the NCAA Championships in 1977 and 1978…..then he broke the American triple jump record in 1981…..and qualified for the…

Track + Field – 1986 – CBS Sports Journey In Time Special – Highlights Of The Year In Track + Field

DOG ASIDE: This CBS Sports Journey In Time special features highlights of the year in track and field….. which focuses first on USSR pole vaulter Serbey Bubka, who was the best in the world for 21 years from 1993 to 2914, when his world indoor record of 6.15 meters (20.177 ft) stood for two decades before Frenchman…

Track + Field – 1985 – 4th World Cup Special – Interview With 200m Dash Winner USA Kirk Baptiste

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete….who competed in the sprints….but mainly the 200 meters. He competed for the United States at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics ….where he won the silver medal in the 200m with a time of 19.96 seconds….which was the first time anyone had broken 20…