No, not Finnish photos…though those would be fun too. Hang on a sec and I’ll check the Flickr commons site to see what I find…
Ooooh, here’s a very nice photo of a “Farm owned by James Pompey, who 20 years ago came from Italy on the advice of a brother, Southington, Connecticut. People of Finnish, Slav, German, and Polish extraction help him to farm it (LOC) by The Library of Congress.”
Ok, so not terribly Finnish…this guy was just *helped* by some Finnish dudes.
Or lookit this one…now there’s a triathlete build albeit circa 1910!
Here’s a bit of background from Wikipedia
Juho Pietari “Hannes” Kolehmainen (9 December 1889 – 11 January 1966) was a Finnish long-distance runner. He is considered to be the first of a generation of great Finnish long distance runners, often named the “Flying Finns”.
Let’s compare his running photo to mine, shall we? That’s me on the right *behind* the other woman.
Fine running style, no? Flying Finn potential? I think not.
Hey, this is fun. Lemme find a cycling photo to play with…
This is a photo of Jackie Clark, also known as the Australian Rocket. How’s that for a cool moniker? This photo was taken in December 1912.
Now for a modern day action cycling photo…yours truly:
I most definitely see similarities between me and Mr. Rocket.
Thank you for joining me on this little photo essay where we compare and contrast athletic styles through the ages.
And I just know all you English majors cringed a bit when I wrote *compare and contrast*. I know I did 🙂
waiting for rain,