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Movie Characters Who Could Crush The Olympics
Is it cheating to put superheroes and aliens against athletes?

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Movie Characters Who Could Crush The Olympics | Long-Distance Running
Long-Distance Running

Film Land Competitor: Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks)
From:
Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump is, of course, already an international athlete of some renown in table tennis, but we always felt he was meant for the distance events in the track section. After all, the man-myth ran across the US and back several times, so it seems a shame to hand him a tiny paddle and leave it at that. Could he beat those impressive world records? Possibly not, but he’d smoke Bekele and the lot of them if we can just introduce a longer race, because who else has trained to go thousands of miles at a time and spawn a dozen cultural movements on the way?

Current world record: 12:37.35 (5000m); 26:17.53 (10000m); 2h03:38 (marathon)
Anticipated world record: Somewhere up in there; you never know what you’re gonna get.

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1 And more besides....
How about Neo for Tae-Kwon-Do? Or those Zombie Nurses from Silent Hill for Women's Hockey? Who's going to want to get close enough to them to get the ball off them? How about a set of WB cartoon characters for Basketball? They should make a movie about that? ;-) More

Posted by evilpickle4 on Thursday August 9, 2012, 14:25

2 And more besides....
How about Neo for Tae-Kwon-Do? Or those Zombie Nurses from Silent Hill for Women's Hockey? Who's going to want to get close enough to them to get the ball off them? How about a set of WB cartoon characters for Basketball? They should make a movie about that? ;-) More

Posted by evilpickle4 on Thursday August 9, 2012, 14:16

3 Legolas > Katniss
nuff said More

Posted by spate42 on Thursday August 9, 2012, 13:43

4 Spiderman for any gymnastics event,,, YEEESSS,,, HIGH FIVE
God, I need to get back to work,, as if the actually Olympics weren't enough of a distraction! Damn you Empire, but keep up the good work!! More

Posted by Jamie_M on Wednesday August 8, 2012, 16:39

5 RE: Surely it would be Inigo Montoya for the fencing?!
Inigo "you killed my father, prepare to die!" Montoya lost to Wesley "I'm not left handed either" :) More

Posted by DanTDavies on Wednesday August 8, 2012, 10:16


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