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Old 05-13-2010, 11:33 AM   #1
Donald Lee
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Default Charlie Francis Passed Away

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Old 05-13-2010, 11:48 AM   #2
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Rest In Peace.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:24 PM   #3
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Damn, what a loss.

Link was broken for me. Here's a google news link:
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:19 PM   #4
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Thats very sad news, and at only 61 too. His work was fascinating to read. RIP.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:37 PM   #5
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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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