Lobster said 1 week ago
The passing of Robert Quercetani.
You have to be an old timer to remember Quercetani . His significance was as the founder of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians. He did it in a time without computers, so it really was a challenge to do by hand. Also, all his sources were done by mail, or phone. He spoke many languages.
Nowadays you have many sources with online sites, so the IAAF, NCAA, and AC are just a click away. Still, I think that it’s important to recognize the pioneers.