metric mile

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 7 05:36:27 UTC 2012

Victor Steinbok wrote: <<<1500 m race . . . referred to it as "the metric
mile" . . . 1600 distance for horse races>>>

Wab: So, obviously, we need an Olympic event with a horse, running its
metric mile of 1600m, versus human, running a handicap metric mile of
1500m, or vice versa. Sure bet to give new life to the old man-versus-horse
argument. Centaur motif on medals, etc. Better get this copyrighted.

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