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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Exchange Zone: Sid Sink

I'm heading up a new project, a monthly interview show called "The Exchange Zone".  I'm partnering with

My first guest is one I've known for a very long time, Sid Sink.  He was my coach at Bowling Green.

While at Bowling Green University, Sid was a 10 time All-American, which is more than any other athlete in the University’s history. In his career (1968-72), Sink was a seven-time track All-American. He was the NCAA champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in both 1970 and 1971. As a cross country runner, he was a three-time All-American.

Sid was on the path to make the 1972 Olympic team; in 1971 he was NCAA and AAU steeple champ, a Pan-Am silver medalist, and set an American record. But sciatica severely hampered his training in ’72 and he finished a well-beaten ninth in the steeple trials. He bravely came back and attempted to make the team in the 5000, against the likes of Steve Prefontaine, and came up just short in a late charge.

You can listen to the interview via this direct link.  Look for another installment next month.

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