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…

Special – 1979 – Project S O S – The Speed Of Sound – Stan Barrett World Land Speed Record In The Budweiser Rocket

Stan Barrett is a Hollywood stuntman, stunt coordinator, actor and former stock car racing driver….whose biggest achievement was outside the movie world….when on December 17, 1979, he attempted to break the land speed record….and the sound barrier in the Budweiser Rocket rocket-powered three-wheel vehicle. His calculated speed was 739.666 miles per hour (Mach 1.01)….which would have made Barrett the first man to break the sound barrier in a…

Track + Field – 1986 – Highlights – URS Sergey Bubka Pole Vault WR + USA Ed Moses 119th Win In A Row

DOG ASIDE: Sergey Bubka is a Ukrainian former pole vaulter…..who represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991….and was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News….when in 2012 was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame.  Bubka won six consecutive IAAF World Championships….an Olympic gold medal….and broke…

Track + Field – 1954 – Special Feature – The Tale Of Roger Bannister And The 4 Minute Mile Barrier

DOG ASIDE: Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister (23 March 1929 – 3 March 2018) was a British middle-distance athlete and neurologist….who ran the first sub-4-minute mile….who at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics set a British record in the 1500 meters and finished in fourth place. This achievement strengthened his resolve to become the first athlete to finish the mile run in under four minutes. He accomplished this…

Track & Field – 1985 – IAAF World Cup – Womens 400m + 4 x 100m – Mens 200m + 5000m + 4 x 400m

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1985 IAAF World Cup was the first major international competition where the USA Team got to compete against Team USSR and Team GDR (East Germany) since before the 1980 Olympic Games….when the USA and many other western countries boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics……which led to the Russians and East Germans boycotted the…

Olympics – 1936 – Track + Field Legend Jesse Owens – The Buckeye Bullet – Host Paul Hornung

DOG COMMENTARY:    Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete….who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Games….while completely dismantling the concept of the “superior Aryan race” in front of their Furher and his entire 3rd Reich.     Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump…..and was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jumping & Boxing & Diving & Wrestling & Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY:   As with every day’s telecast of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics….ABC Sports did an incredible job of covering each and every sport at each venue with the best assembled team of broadcasters ever put together for an Olympic Game….and the day covered in this video herewith is no exception.  This telecast…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 4 x 100 m Relay Finals – USA Gold 2

DOG COMMENTARY: In the course of the last 5 years…..I have watched every foot of video tape that Bone Daddy has regarding the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….and one of my very favorites is this video clip right here….the finals in the men’s 4 x 100 m relay….a single time around the track at lightning speeds….with…