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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2012, 10:24:19 am »
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Lay It On The Line: The Casey Combest Story.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zd8Z5XBNAA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zd8Z5XBNAA</a>

Thanks for the link!
0:00-0:37 you could see how much passion he had for sprinting and how becoming successful or at least trying his very best to become an elite sprinter meant the world to him. Disappointing that his comeback was shortlived but at least he gave it a legit shot.


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Re: Casey Combest
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2013, 09:42:25 am »
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He didn't grow up in the greatest environment, so he never really had the chance to show how far he could get.

disagree.. he had a chance to fly right out of the hood into stardom, but he himself blew it (unfortunately).

can't blame environment in this case imo, some people just aren't driven, and that has nothing to do with environment.. he was "blessed" (lmao) with insane genetic ability, but he just didn't have the desire or drive to take it to the next level.. which means, he simply did not love track & field enough to make it his life. no matter how crappy your environment, if you love something with everything you have, then you won't let "stupid crap" come into your life to take it away from you: this means not hanging out with the wrong people, staying away from weed, trying to at least make avg grades, etc....

he didn't love it enough, which is understandable, it came easy for him..


His dad was a pretty good sprinter as well being a two-time state champion quarter-miler.
"Keith Combest, a 48.4 400 runner in high school in the mid-1970s, has high hopes for his son".
http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/sprinter-s-comeback-dreams-on-the-line-at-isu-track/article_76a420b7-12b3-5136-8bdd-94b27b4c5a7b.html

Just goes to show how important genetics are. 1 of the guys I ran against earlier in the year went to World Junior Champs for 400m when he was younger and has a 400m PB of 47.04 done when he was 19. 
Here's his PB times http://www.all-athletics.com/node/26473
His dad was a footballer but he also ran track as well and had a 100m PB of 10.73
http://protrack.easyforumlive.com/t1988-south-aust-men-s-100m-all-time-rankings-top-50

Anyway getting back to Combest here's a couple more pictures from his high school days.

"IMO, It didn't happen if it's not on vid/official"- adarqui

It's easier to keep up than it is to catch up...