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How Do You Get to the Olympics?

If you were the fastest man on earth and you wanted to go to the olympics how would you get there?

I would run.

Why?

Head East and take a left. If you wind up where you started you went too far.

I’d probably use my Frequent Flyer miles, depending on the location. But, if I was really fast, I’d run through the airport like OJ Simpson, just to show off.

Book a flight with Travelocity.

[quote]Peter1984 wrote:
If you were the fastest man on earth and you wanted to go to the olympics how would you get there?[/quote]

Why?

Are you the fastest man on Earth?

I’d say compete in some local events or go to the nearest college and just flat out tell their track coach how fast you are and make him watch you.

If you were really that fast there’d be a buzz about you in no time. No saying this is the right way to do it but that’s what I’d do to get noticed.

I don’t know whether this thread is going to be a train wreck or something intriguing, but damned if I don’t want to know more…

[quote]BigDaddyT wrote:
Book a flight with Travelocity.[/quote]

Fuck that. I’d save 15% with Geico.

P.S: This is stupid.

Go to nationally sanctioned meet

Qualify for olympic trials

Qualify at olympic trials

Compete at olympics

Google is a wonderful tool isn’t it? Anyway, I came across these for the US Olympic Team Track and Field:

http://www.usatf.org/events/2004/OlympicTrials-TF/

http://www.usatf.org/events/2004/OlympicTrials-TF/entry/qualifyingStandards.asp

Can you run a 10.07 100 meter? I hope this furthers your delusions of grandeur.

If you were the ‘fastest man on earth’, a title traditionally bestowed upon the winner of the 100m sprint at the summer olympics, wouldn’t you have allready gone to the olympics…?

Actually the IAAF “A” level qualification for 100M dash at the 2008 Beijing Olympics is ‘only’ 10.21 seconds.

http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/standards/xml=beijing_2008/index.html

You’ll need to scroll down to see the qualifying times.

Practice from an early age. Dedicate your entire life to training and improving and then join some atheltic teams or clubs. Even after all this its still unlikely to make it to the olympics

Well like everyone else has said, check out local track meets and the such. But also get in touch with the olympic group for your country, they will be able to let you know what steps you need to go through.

join an athletics club, run a few races, get the qualifying time, win national championships and you are on the way, this is a strange question, it usually takes years of training to make top ten times and by then you would be well known, and you would know about the sport…

practice

[quote]mozhne wrote:
Head East and take a left. If you wind up where you started you went too far. [/quote]

I made a wrong turn at Albuquerque.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
practice[/quote]I thought that’s how you get to Carnegie Hall.

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