think it would be interesting to look back at some outstanding youth and junior performances over the past 10 years and see what happened to the particular athlete and see if any members know of when they last ran why they left the sport.
This weeks Missing Star - Obea Mooore USA born 1979
1996 400m WJ Champion
at age 16 ran 45.14 the fastest of any 16 year old in history…
heard hamstring injuries and a (reported) death of his girlfriend all helped in him leaving the sport.
Does anyone know if he attempted a comeback considering that in 2008 he will still only be 30 years old.
not sure who is his coach though, or if he even has one.
Apparently though “he said he has been injured a lot and he “really wanted to be out there with those guys”. I think he said that he had a problem with his legs being slighly different lengths and that has caused all sorts of balance problems/injuries. Of course, that was last summer and my memory could be failing me.”
He is also still a personal trainer and nutritionist apparently. Has no trouble with money or training. Its more the old problem of actually getting the mindset to do it. It may be different this time around though…