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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Your Track Vault Pick of the Week

With the Jamaica International coming up on Saturday, this week you get a classic Kenny Moore writeup on the 1977 version of the meet.
But for a pair of notable absences, the meet was first-rate. The most worrisome of the nonappearances was that of the 1972 Olympic intermediate-hurdles gold medal winner, John Akii-Bua of Uganda, whose presence would have reassured the world that he has not been swept away in Idi Amin's purge of Akii-Bua's Lango tribe. Ominously, Akii-Bua sent no word at all.

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