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Old 08-23-04, 05:52 AM   #1
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If not, why not?
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Old 08-23-04, 05:55 AM   #2
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Yep, he's in the keirin on Wednesday - that's his only event this time.
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Old 08-23-04, 06:15 AM   #3
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How old is he?

Is he slowing down, or has he suffered some injuries?

In other words, why isn't he in the sprint?
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'Cause he went to the road racing side of things with Navigators and lost a lot of his mass & sprint speed to become an all-arounder...I hope he does well on Wednesday but I'm not really expecting it.
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Thanks.

So, I suppose the lure of a possible gold was not enough
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http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletebi...42/detail.html

Here's a tiny bio on him with his reasoning...he seems fairly cinfident, though, so who knows. Also, I didn't know the US didn't even qualify for the sprint this time.
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So, I suppose the lure of a possible gold was not enough
Not if he wants to keep feeding his family, no. Marty has been very outspoken about how crappy it is to try and make a living on the track, even as a gold medal winner at the Olympics (he won in 2000). So he switched over to the road so he could earn a better salary.
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