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    Imagine Michael Norman running on the 4 by 400...

    Imagine Michael Norman running on the 4 by 400 relay team. I think the U.S. would have come pretty close to a sub-three minute time.
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    Very good Peter Michaelson and LopenUupunut. ...

    Very good Peter Michaelson and LopenUupunut. Yesterday Dave Hemery turned 72 while Dan O'Brien was 50. Hemery went to Boston and O'Brien at Idaho. Their Olympic gold medals were 28 years apart.
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    Differences Hardly Divide Others

    Happy birthday today (Monday) to two Olympic champions with a total of two Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, one Olympic bronze medal, three World Championship gold medals, and one World...
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    You're right, Davidokun. His middle name is...

    You're right, Davidokun. His middle name is Crandall.

    It's been debated many times, but I think I agree with you, bambam1729. Rafer has to be ranked as one of the all-time decathlon greats. ...
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    His middle name.

    His middle name.
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    Very good, catson52. It is Viktor Tsybulenko...

    Very good, catson52. It is Viktor Tsybulenko winner of the men's javelin in Rome (1960).
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    Fastiv Raion

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who died almost three years ago at the age of 83.

    This Olympic champion placed fourth in the first of three Olympic Games.

    Our birthday...
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    Rafer was such an amazing athlete. I wish he...

    Rafer was such an amazing athlete. I wish he could have been in Eugene for the 2016 Olympic Trials (opening ceremonies).
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    Happy 84th birthday today (Tuesday) to Otis Davis...

    Happy 84th birthday today (Tuesday) to Otis Davis and congratulations, mcgato. It is Otis Davis, winner of the men's 400 (first person to run the 400 under 45.00) in Rome (1960). Two days after...
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    Cransdall

    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Tuesday some 84 years ago this day in July.

    I'm happy to say that I met this athlete last week at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
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    Looking ahead to the weather forecast in Eugene...

    Looking ahead to the weather forecast in Eugene for the Trials, the temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80's (29-31 C) with no rain and not much wind. As you know, the wind can pick up in...
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    Very good KDFINE, number two is Richard Carlson. ...

    Very good KDFINE, number two is Richard Carlson. Robert Cummings also made "Dial M For Murder" for Alfred Hitchcock.
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    Very good bambam1729. Number five is Richard...

    Very good bambam1729. Number five is Richard Crenna. Nice work dukehjsteve for number eight. It is Ronald Colman. LopenUupunut you got number three. It is Raymond Chandler. IBswed, you are...
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    I have decided not to go pro. I'm going to wait...

    I have decided not to go pro. I'm going to wait at least one more year.
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    Very nice catson52 and happy birthday today to...

    Very nice catson52 and happy birthday today to Ralph Craig. Ralph Craig may not be a household name, but he was the Olympic champion in the 100 and the 200 at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games. ...
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    Carried The Flag

    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Friday 127 years ago and died on a Friday at the age of 83.

    Our birthday athlete won two Olympic gold medals in different...
  17. If you are talking about the 1960's, it would be...

    If you are talking about the 1960's, it would be Jim Beatty. First person to run a sub-four minute indoor mile. Won the Sullivan Award in 1962. Held several American records during that period....
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    Glenn Morris it is, rhymans. Very good. Glenn...

    Glenn Morris it is, rhymans. Very good. Glenn was born 104 years ago yesterday and as rhymans said, he won the Berlin (1936) decathlon.
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    Congratulations, bambam1729. That's great news....

    Congratulations, bambam1729. That's great news. I've been to the Olympic museum in Lausanne and could easily spend several days there.
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    Second of Seven Children

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who died at the age of 61. This champion was 24 when winning that Olympic gold medal. Our birthday star was born on a Tuesday 104 years ago...
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    Very good, dukehjsteve and happy 50th birthday...

    Very good, dukehjsteve and happy 50th birthday today to Randy Barnes and Jan Zelezny. Both men were born 50 years ago this day and went on to Olympic gold medals in the weight events.
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    Run By Jump Zone

    Happy 50th birthday today (Thursday) to two Olympic champions with a total of four Olympic gold medals and three World Championship gold medals.

    Both athletes were born on a Thursday in different...
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    Good job, rhymans and happy birthday yesterday...

    Good job, rhymans and happy birthday yesterday (flag day) to Richard Stebbins who gave the baton to Bob Hayes in the four by 100 relay in Tokyo (1964). Stebbins was part of the 39.0 world record,...
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    Middle School Teacher

    Happy 71st birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who won the gold medal at the age of 19.

    You can skip the hurdles when wondering about this athlete's event.

    Who is this Olympic...
  25. American record and I believe she didn't even hit...

    American record and I believe she didn't even hit the board on that record jump.
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