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    Today, 07:26 PM
    I would guess the 7.1 60 yards would roughly be 7.7 or 7.8 for 60 meters. 60 meters is about 16' 10" (5.13) longer than 60 yards.
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    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Jump For Joy in Historical
    This one wasn't easy, especially since he was born 120 years ago (before the 1896 Athens Olympics). The answer was Vilho Tuulos of Finland. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:12 AM
    Edwin Moses and Angelo Taylor combined have four Olympic gold medals, too.
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    03-27-2015, 08:16 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Jump For Joy in Historical
    His initials match the U.S. postal abbreviation for "The Green Mountain State".
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    03-27-2015, 03:03 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Jump For Joy in Historical
    Yes, this birthday athlete competed in those Games as well as 1928. He won medals in all three.
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    03-27-2015, 02:04 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Texas Relays in Current Events
    I believe Palmer was a freshman last year.
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    03-26-2015, 11:18 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Texas Relays in Current Events
    I believe Palmer is a freshman.
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    03-26-2015, 11:11 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Jump For Joy in Historical
    Bruce Kritzler, you got his events, but you need to go a bit later for his gold medal performance.
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    03-26-2015, 06:40 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Jump For Joy in Historical
    Thank you, LopenUupunut. I should have said that our birthday athlete was 29 when winning the first of two Olympic bronze medals. This champion...
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    03-26-2015, 05:32 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Jump For Joy in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who also took two Olympic bronze medals in different Games. Our champion was born 120 years...
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    03-25-2015, 12:04 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Professor Harold in Historical
    Nice job, catson52. Today is Albert Hill's birthday and of course he won the 800 and then two days later he won the 1,500 at the 1920 Olympics. ...
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    03-24-2015, 10:54 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Professor Harold in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born 126 years ago this day in March. This athlete won two Olympic gold medals...
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    03-22-2015, 06:54 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Thief? in Historical
    Happy birthday Armin Hary and nice work, mcgato. Armin Hary was the first non-American to win the men's 100 at the Olympic Games in 32 years. ...
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    03-22-2015, 05:23 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Thief? in Historical
    Happy 78th birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion with two Olympic gold medals from the same Games. This champion did not win any Olympic...
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    03-21-2015, 06:37 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Double Platinum in Historical
    It is Balazs Kiss, gm76. Very good and happy birthday today to the winner of the Olympic hammer throw gold medal in Atlanta (1996). In one of the...
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    03-21-2015, 02:42 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Double Platinum in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who turns 43 this day. Our birthday champion was born not too far from Lake Balaton. The...
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    03-17-2015, 02:57 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread R.I.P. Jim Dunaway in Historical
    Jim really loved Track and Field and the sport was better because of people like him.
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    03-16-2015, 02:50 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Bay or Lagoon in Historical
    You are right, LopenUupunut. He was born on March 14 and I somehow thought Sunday was March 14. Sorry about that. Our birthday athlete for...
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    03-15-2015, 02:58 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Bay or Lagoon in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who also won an Olympic silver medal in the same event. Born 114 years ago this day in March,...
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    03-15-2015, 02:40 AM
    I can't run that fast.
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    03-15-2015, 01:43 AM
    I've actually seen a false start in the marathon, however there were no disqualifications.
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    03-13-2015, 09:52 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Dreaming in Historical
    I'm not Ramzi.
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    03-13-2015, 02:55 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Dreaming in Historical
    I'm sure Atticus would be way too tired after vaulting 6.17 to run a 3:40 1,500. Usually the 100 meters is one of the first finals or maybe the...
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    03-13-2015, 12:46 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Dreaming in Historical
    Atticus, I think you might be the athlete of the meet, if not of the century.
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    03-12-2015, 02:41 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Dreaming in Historical
    By the way, it doesn't matter how old you are, in this dream you would win the gold medal in Rio and set a new world record.
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    03-11-2015, 11:59 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Dreaming in Historical
    If you could break the world record and win the Olympic gold medal next year in Brazil in only one track and field event, which one event would you...
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    03-08-2015, 09:03 PM
    Olli, I figured you would get Tapio Rautavaara. Rautavaara, of course, won the 1948 Olympic javelin throw. He was 33 years old when winning in...
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    03-08-2015, 06:39 PM
    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who was born 100 years ago this day in March. Our birthday athlete's 100th birthday falls on...
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    03-02-2015, 03:22 AM
    Ray Ewry jumped 3.47 (11' 4 1/2") to win the standing long jump in St. Louis (1904). That was a "world record" at the time.
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