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Subject: RE: Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis in 1988: How Big a Deal was the Race?
Does running a world record to win the 1987 Rome World Champs count as a 'good time'?
The months immediately preceding the 88 Olympics were a lot more hit and miss for BJ as he struggled with some injury* and less than dominating performances, making him all the more the underdog for the big show (and everyone loves to see the underdog win).
*Which is what is believed to have led him to panic and look for additional illicit means to boost his performance outside the scope of his doctor regimented doping program, hence the resulting positive for a substance Francis and Astaphan didn't know about.
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