Saturday, April 12, 2008

Just Press Play: 1972 Ralph Mann Olympic 400H Finals

By: 1981aLan

Just Press Play is a new weekly series featuring our favorite track related videos. Our friend, Jimson Lee, at located this video. This is how you run the 400-meter hurdles. Today, Dr. Ralph Mann might be more famous for helping professional runners analyze their biomechanics, while one the scene, he ran the race the way it was supposed to be done at the elite level.

Not as fiery as John Akii-Bua, Mann still put together a career highlighted by an Olympic silver medal in 48.51. This race show his best work: quickly out the block, crisp over the hurdles, and crashing the finish line hard.

Time: 1:43

Click here to watch the video.

By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist

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