Passion = Truth? How Jeffrey James Francis Ircink Sees The World? I love when people are passionate about something. That surging of emotion is the one honest measure of what truth is. It's a truthful display of how a person really feels about something or someone at that particular moment. That passion IS truth.

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

400 meter low hurdles. Toughest sprint in track.

Fine - "arguably" the toughest sprint race in track and field. I should know - I ran it for four years in high school (high hurdles as well). Keep in mind - you not only have to sprint one lap BUT you have to clear 10 hurdles with finesse and if the hurdles aren't there.

The track record at this invitational (400 meters) - the 2009 Prefontaine Classic - is 47.91 by Bershawn Jackson, USA, 2005. We didn't have meters when I was in high school; it was 330 yard low hurdles. My time? 39.6 (without enhancing performance drugs like Marion Jones or Ben Johnson). All-county, all-conference my senior year. That's fast. I beat black guys from Racine Park, Case and Horlick. And that time is still competitive by today's high school standards in Wisconsin.

I'd have to run roughly another 109 yards to equal 400 meters. 47.91 is smoking.

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