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Who is on the Caribbean Sprint Mount Rushmore?  

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Auburn
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09/05/2020 6:11 pm  

If you were to carve out giant busts in honor of the top 4 sprinters in Caribbean track and field history, who would be on your mountain? This could be based on times, medal count, accomplishments & records, cultural /historical impact on sport's landscape as well as personal preference. 

 

I would have Four versions (Based on sex & generation):

 

1. Male:

Older school list

(G.C. Foster, Don Quarrie, Hasely Crawford & Ato Boldon)

Recent Version 

(Usain Bolt, Kim Collins, Asafa Powell, Kirani James) 

 

2. Female:

Older School

(Merlene Ottey, Grace Jackson, Chandra Stirrup & Juliet Cuthbert) 

 

Recent Version

(Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shaunae Miller-Uibo &  Elaine Thompson) 

 

Who is on your sprint Mount Rushmore? 


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Auburn
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09/05/2020 6:37 pm  

Omission:

Please forgive my omission of Arthur Wint & Herb McKenley; two Jamaican Athletics patriarchs. You see Just how hard this process is of narrowing down a monument to just four legends. I would assume you would have to replace Ato with one of these guys, but, which one? Arthur Wint (first Jamaican Olympic gold medalist in London  1948 400 m)/ Herb McKenley  (intricate part of 1948/52 JAA Olympic squads and the initiator of the Jamaican high schools competing  at Penn Relays)? 


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Marcus
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10/05/2020 8:18 am  

WE better add Nesta Carter, Obadele Thompson, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Yohan Blake, Sherone Simpson, Shericka Jackson, Shericka Williams, Novlene Williams-Mills...

I could think of a lot more, but you people are going to say I am crazy.

 


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Auburn
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11/05/2020 1:15 pm  

@marcus Its inevitable someone great will be left out. That's why I even added the omission post. I almost forgot Wint and Mckenley. But, but bring one of them in, someone has to go from the limited mountain of 4 (which is why I'm sort of cheating with a Mount Rushmore for different generations). From my perspective Ato would be the only one you could eliminate. But then, between Wint and Mckenley, who would you replace him with. Ato Boldon and Obadele Thompson definitely deserve honorable mentions, as does Yohan Blake for this generation. 

 


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