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Marco Vistalli does a Derek Redmond

When the European Championships 400m dash final got underway, a lone athlete got left out of the blocks. As the rest of the field zoomed towards the finish line, Italy’s… 223 more words


Jessie Saint-Marc does a Redmond

I just can’t stand having “DNF” written beside my name. Perhaps it was due to the strong impact of Derek Redmond’s memorable Olympic moment. Hence, I’ve admired certain elite athletes who strove to finish the race despite injury, a slow time notwithstanding. 179 more words


David Alerte does a Redmond

Take a look at the Barcelona European Championships 200m final results. Ahead of everyone is the superb French speedster, Christophe Lemaitre (20.37s), who pipped Britain’s… 214 more words

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Dorando Pietri, Derek Redmond and the Olympic Ideal

I used to spend hours at the Rizal Library poring over books about the Olympics. At that time, I was fresh from high school, wilting under the stronger competition in the senior ranks. 331 more words