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Donald Lee 05-13-2010 11:33 AM

Charlie Francis Passed Away
 
Here's the story:

http://www.lfpress.com/sports/others.../13927961.html

Allen Yeh 05-13-2010 11:48 AM

Rest In Peace.

Tyler Micheli 05-13-2010 12:24 PM

Damn, what a loss.

Link was broken for me. Here's a google news link:
http://news.google.com/news/search?a...rlie+fra ncis

Harry Munro 05-13-2010 01:19 PM

Thats very sad news, and at only 61 too. His work was fascinating to read. RIP.

Jay Ashman 05-13-2010 05:37 PM

Charlie Francis was a genius in track. He only said what was true, that track was dominated by enhanced athletes and he sought to level the playing field. The fact is that Carl Lewis did test positive at one point as well (for a banned stimulant), but was covered up, helps attest to that fact. As well as numerous other athletes of that time, a lot of Americans.

He was brave, made no excuses, and helped create a generation of track coaches through his knowledge.

May he RIP... I enjoyed reading his works.


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