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    She did place third at Stanford yesterday, but...

    She did place third at Stanford yesterday, but that included her falling to the ground with about 50 meters to go in the race and then walking across the finish line. She was spent.
  2. I still don't think I'll ever live to see a...

    I still don't think I'll ever live to see a sub-two hour marathon, but with today's Berlin results, I'm beginning to think it may happen sooner than I expected. Hard to imagine running on the...
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    Bill Nieder was the first over 65 feet. He did...

    Bill Nieder was the first over 65 feet. He did it in one on his "world record" meets before the 1960 Rome Olympic Games.
  4. I think Norway had a good steeplechaser at...

    I think Norway had a good steeplechaser at Melbourne, but I don't remember his name.
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    Phil Coleman placed fifth in his heat and did not...

    Phil Coleman placed fifth in his heat and did not advance to the 1960 final.
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    Going back to Rome for a moment; You may remember...

    Going back to Rome for a moment; You may remember the U.S. team for the steeplechase (and you may not) was made of Deacon Jones, George Young, and Phil Coleman. Jones was on his second Olympic team...
  7. Yes, I think Dennis Carr went to Lowell High in...

    Yes, I think Dennis Carr went to Lowell High in Whittier. Whittier is in Los Angeles County, but it is on the border with Orange County. I think I remember something about Lowell High closing,...
  8. If you combine the men and women, I would rank...

    If you combine the men and women, I would rank Mary Decker number one.
  9. Sounds like Wyndham Halswelle (400 in London,...

    Sounds like Wyndham Halswelle (400 in London, 1908). Halswelle won the Olympic title in a "walkover", so he had no competition. He was born in London, but his grandfather was Scottish and...
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    Yes, the 1959 Soviet-American meet in...

    Yes, the 1959 Soviet-American meet in Philadelphia was infamous for its heat and humidity. Bob Soth ran the 10,000 and ran the first half very well, but ran into trouble during the second half. ...
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    Soth went to Drake University and they had their...

    Soth went to Drake University and they had their own relays?
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    Close (St. John's) was behind Jim Grelle at the...

    Close (St. John's) was behind Jim Grelle at the 1959 NCAA Championships. I don't believe he ever broke four minutes for the mile, but he had two good seasons in 1959 and 1960.

    Who was our third...
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    Pete Close was our third man in Rome. He just...

    Pete Close was our third man in Rome. He just edged Ed Moran for the third spot at the 1960 trials at Stanford Stadium. By the way, if you ever visit the site of those trials, today you will be...
  14. I guess I was thinking only of high school.

    I guess I was thinking only of high school.
  15. I don't know a lot about Orange County, but my...

    I don't know a lot about Orange County, but my first reaction to your question was Eric Hulst for number one.
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    G.Ahearn got his first name of Sabin from his...

    G.Ahearn got his first name of Sabin from his "Who am I?" thread.
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    Nice work, mcgato and dukehjsteve. You got them...

    Nice work, mcgato and dukehjsteve. You got them both. Today, 101 years ago, Jesse Owens was born in Alabama. Also, 80 years ago this day, Glenn Davis was born in West Virginia. I like your...
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    Join Olympic Gold Debate

    Happy birthday today (Friday) to two Olympic champions with a total of seven Olympic gold medals.

    One of these athletes was born 21 years before the other athlete. This older athlete died 29...
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    You are right, dukehjsteve. Henry Carr might be...

    You are right, dukehjsteve. Henry Carr might be the best of them all.
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    Carr is correct, lonewolf. Very good. Now...

    Carr is correct, lonewolf. Very good. Now take these five letters and get his first name.

    BASIN
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    Very good, catson52, it is the winner of the 1928...

    Very good, catson52, it is the winner of the 1928 pole vault. Hint: Dennis, Vikki, and Bill. One was born in 1941 and sang; one was a pretty good runner in Orange County, and the other won...
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    Bud Houser is a good guess, Per Andersen, but...

    Bud Houser is a good guess, Per Andersen, but it's not Houser. Houser and our birthday champion were both born in September, however our birthday athlete won only one Olympic gold medal and Houser...
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    This athlete was a very good all-around track and...

    This athlete was a very good all-around track and field athlete, but you can forget the javelin when thinking about his Olympic gold medal.
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    Sterling Lumber Company

    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion in a field event. This champion was born 110 years ago today. Our birthday person died from cancer at the age of 79. Married four times...
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    Frank Jarvis it was, LopenUupunut. Jarvis won...

    Frank Jarvis it was, LopenUupunut. Jarvis won the 100 in Paris in 1900. He died in 1933 at the age of 54. Not many know much about him.
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