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(Chicago Trib)   "Thomas Hicks won the 1904 Olympic marathon with the help of raw egg, strychnine and shots of brandy given to him at regular intervals." Talk about performance enhancing   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 36
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2012-08-07 09:29:18 AM
Make me want to take Charles Atlas by the hand.
 
2012-08-07 09:33:45 AM
I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.
 
2012-08-07 09:34:55 AM
This is the strychnine you are looking for?

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2012-08-07 09:35:25 AM
so today the winnar is who can injest so much caffeine cause caffeine is normal drug unlike geranamine or cat piss
 
2012-08-07 09:43:42 AM
I've bin told that amphetamines and strychnine were de rigueur in the Tour de France. ie. No real attempt by competitors to hide the fact.
 
2012-08-07 09:44:33 AM

INeedAName: I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.


Must be all the raw animal testicles you chew.
 
2012-08-07 09:46:16 AM

Big Ramifications: I've bin told that amphetamines and strychnine were de rigueur in the Tour de France. ie. No real attempt by competitors to hide the fact.


Strict-9
 
2012-08-07 09:54:24 AM
A member of the 1948 British "Austerity Olympics" team, who was in the 100 meter dash finals,

when asked how he trained replied "TRAINED? I just stubbed out my cigarette and ran".

/from Friday's Newsnight
 
2012-08-07 09:59:27 AM
sounds like the crazy "strategies" used by the contestants in the documentary "Hands on a Hard Body"
 
2012-08-07 10:02:00 AM
Not sure why that's specifically relevant to my comment, as opposed to subbie's, but I'll take it!

Got a laff out of genius' last sentence:

oh yeah i already did a search and didn't really find that much helpful info

Horsecrap. Either he found no information coz he was using stupid key words like strict9 or he found plenty of info, but all dem words made his eyes glaze over and he just wants the answer served up to him on a platter, or he made no attempt to search at all coz he fears for all dem words he's gonna have to look at and he just wants the answer served up to him on a platter.

If the generally accepted spelling of subbie on Fark is SUBBIE, then "subbie's" is correct, right? It certainly doesn't look correct.
 
2012-08-07 10:03:31 AM
Jesus. Previous comment addressed to Jon iz teh kewl.
 
2012-08-07 10:07:04 AM
 
2012-08-07 10:10:59 AM

bixpchiphead: A member of the 1948 British "Austerity Olympics" team, who was in the 100 meter dash finals,

when asked how he trained replied "TRAINED? I just stubbed out my cigarette and ran".

/from Friday's Newsnight


I had a buddy who ran long distances almost every day in college and smoked the whole time. He got looks from the other runners. Really funny to see a guy in a running outfit go by with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth.

Also, I remember Top Gear talking about some early British race car driver who wasn't supposed to race, got drunk, woke up the day of the race and was told he was, in fact, okay to race. So in order to stave off the hangover they just had him keep drinking the whole time and he won.
 
2012-08-07 10:24:10 AM
For farks sake, can we please stop with the formatting of these articles? I understand how scroll bars work, thanks, and I much prefer that to: read for two seconds, click, another two seconds click. And you have to scroll just a tad anyway. farkin asshole retard farkfaces.
 
2012-08-07 10:25:33 AM
I'm hijacking these comments to sy that the China-Japan volleyball game is the best match I've ever seen.
 
2012-08-07 10:28:03 AM
What's this you say about strychnine?

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2012-08-07 10:34:33 AM

probesport: Make me want to take Charles Atlas by the hand.


In just 7 days.
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2012-08-07 10:41:14 AM
Cheating is just another part of the game.
 
2012-08-07 10:42:26 AM

Carn: For farks sake, can we please stop with the formatting of these articles? I understand how scroll bars work, thanks, and I much prefer that to: read for two seconds, click, another two seconds click. And you have to scroll just a tad anyway. farkin asshole retard farkfaces.


It's all about ad revenue and page load counts.
 
2012-08-07 10:58:51 AM
Ok
I am coming clean.
I was taking a banned substance when I ran the 1500 in a world championship race (I am not saying what year or where. :) )
But I had to take it to clear up some asthma. It should have shown up on my drug test, but never did.

Ok....I feel better now.
 
2012-08-07 11:03:43 AM
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MMM, chocolate.
 
2012-08-07 11:08:42 AM
Did he take mild doses of physic to work on his bowels?
 
2012-08-07 11:40:04 AM
...strychnine? That shiat's poison. They knew it back then, too.

Does it have some stimulant effect at low dosages or something?
 
2012-08-07 11:53:08 AM
Just think if the idiot had known about modern AAS's.
 
2012-08-07 12:09:34 PM
In the 1912 Olympics, a competitor in the marathon passed out 500 yards from the finish. A doctor in a top hat gave him an injection of cocaine, and he got up and finished the race.

The whole thing was recorded by movie cameras, and he was not disqualified.
 
2012-08-07 01:26:27 PM

INeedAName: I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.


I love looking at the old times for that exact reason. I've only run a single marathon, and it was terrible, and I walked the last few miles... but I would have taken Bronze in the 1900 Olympic Marathon with that time.

And I would have won Gold in Men's Underwater Swimming without even trying. You got two points per meter you swam, and one point for each second you held your breath... and the highest total score was 188. I can hold my breath more than 188 seconds-- I wouldn't have even had to swim!
 
2012-08-07 01:29:22 PM

the_end_is_rear: Ok
I am coming clean.
I was taking a banned substance when I ran the 1500 in a world championship race (I am not saying what year or where. :) )
But I had to take it to clear up some asthma. It should have shown up on my drug test, but never did.

Ok....I feel better now.


You're in good company. Half the field of the Tour de France has asthma! It's wonderful to see so many athletes overcome this debilitating condition to compete at the elite level.

/That sound you hear is my eyes rolling
 
2012-08-07 02:25:06 PM

INeedAName: I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.


Clocks were slower back then.

/Just checked... I would have too
 
2012-08-07 02:32:42 PM
strychnine? Only thing I can find is it will up your blood pressure, I guess if you are taking something else that is dropping it, that would be a benefit. IF it doesn't kill you.
 
2012-08-07 02:45:10 PM

INeedAName: I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.


My pr for 100m would have got me gold that year as well. Now I am slow. Stupid world.
 
2012-08-08 02:22:09 AM

funk_soul_bubby: INeedAName: I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.

Clocks were slower back then.

/Just checked... I would have too


Wow, me too. I wasn't even all that good-- I was the kid they put in every event to try and pick up third.
 
2012-08-08 07:56:51 AM

raygundan: funk_soul_bubby: INeedAName: I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.

Clocks were slower back then.

/Just checked... I would have too

Wow, me too. I wasn't even all that good-- I was the kid they put in every event to try and pick up third.


B.S. There were no gold medals given at the 1896 Olympics.
 
2012-08-08 12:46:47 PM

notmtwain: raygundan: funk_soul_bubby: INeedAName: I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.

Clocks were slower back then.

/Just checked... I would have too

Wow, me too. I wasn't even all that good-- I was the kid they put in every event to try and pick up third.

B.S. There were no gold medals given at the 1896 Olympics.


That is an interesting historical point I was not aware of. The medal tables for 1896 are given as Gold, Silver and Bronze-- but this appears to have been corrected after the fact. The actual medals were Silver for winners, Bronze for second place, and nothing for third place.

So.... I would have won the 800, and earned a silver medal, which would then later be recorded as a gold. Is that better?
 
2012-08-08 06:58:23 PM

raygundan: notmtwain: raygundan: funk_soul_bubby: INeedAName: I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.

Clocks were slower back then.

/Just checked... I would have too

Wow, me too. I wasn't even all that good-- I was the kid they put in every event to try and pick up third.

B.S. There were no gold medals given at the 1896 Olympics.

That is an interesting historical point I was not aware of. The medal tables for 1896 are given as Gold, Silver and Bronze-- but this appears to have been corrected after the fact. The actual medals were Silver for winners, Bronze for second place, and nothing for third place.

So.... I would have won the 800, and earned a silver medal, which would then later be recorded as a gold. Is that better?


Well, even if you could have beaten the 2:11 winning time on a modern track (the 1896 track was an ancient track with apparently had unusually tight corners) and with modern shoes (try pounding some nails into some leather soled street shoes to make your own cleats), I really can't validate your claim unless you run it with a couple of doses of strychnine and brandy too.

Let us know how it goes.
 
2012-08-08 07:20:58 PM

notmtwain: raygundan: notmtwain: raygundan: funk_soul_bubby: INeedAName: I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.

Clocks were slower back then.

/Just checked... I would have too

Wow, me too. I wasn't even all that good-- I was the kid they put in every event to try and pick up third.

B.S. There were no gold medals given at the 1896 Olympics.

That is an interesting historical point I was not aware of. The medal tables for 1896 are given as Gold, Silver and Bronze-- but this appears to have been corrected after the fact. The actual medals were Silver for winners, Bronze for second place, and nothing for third place.

So.... I would have won the 800, and earned a silver medal, which would then later be recorded as a gold. Is that better?

Well, even if you could have beaten the 2:11 winning time on a modern track (the 1896 track was an ancient track with apparently had unusually tight corners) and with modern shoes (try pounding some nails into some leather soled street shoes to make your own cleats), I really can't validate your claim unless you run it with a couple of doses of strychnine and brandy too.

Let us know how it goes.


Fair point about the shoes and track. As to the strychnine and brandy, I don't think that was mandatory, so I'd be allowed to compete without it.
 
2012-08-08 11:24:08 PM

raygundan: notmtwain: raygundan: notmtwain: raygundan: funk_soul_bubby: INeedAName: I realized yesterday that I have a fast enough pr to have won the 800m gold in 1896.

Clocks were slower back then.

/Just checked... I would have too

Wow, me too. I wasn't even all that good-- I was the kid they put in every event to try and pick up third.

B.S. There were no gold medals given at the 1896 Olympics.

That is an interesting historical point I was not aware of. The medal tables for 1896 are given as Gold, Silver and Bronze-- but this appears to have been corrected after the fact. The actual medals were Silver for winners, Bronze for second place, and nothing for third place.

So.... I would have won the 800, and earned a silver medal, which would then later be recorded as a gold. Is that better?

Well, even if you could have beaten the 2:11 winning time on a modern track (the 1896 track was an ancient track with apparently had unusually tight corners) and with modern shoes (try pounding some nails into some leather soled street shoes to make your own cleats), I really can't validate your claim unless you run it with a couple of doses of strychnine and brandy too.

Let us know how it goes.

Fair point about the shoes and track. As to the strychnine and brandy, I don't think that was mandatory, so I'd be allowed to compete without it.


Actually I think you guys got so far away from the main point that it's now lost. Or full circle. Either way, I commend you!
 
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