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    I think he ran under 52.5, but never under 52.0.

    I think he ran under 52.5, but never under 52.0.
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    Seagren ran cross country in college.

    Seagren ran cross country in college.
  3. Very few high school boys can vault that high. ...

    Very few high school boys can vault that high. Congratulations, Demi!
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    It would be more impressive if all seven...

    It would be more impressive if all seven marathons were run under three hours.
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    You are good, rhymans and you are correct. Born...

    You are good, rhymans and you are correct. Born 95 years ago this day in January was Henry Eriksson, one of the older athletes to win the Olympic gold medal at 1,500 (28 years old at the time of...
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    Fast Firefighter

    Happy birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who was not the favorite going into the Olympic Games competition. This athlete won the Olympic gold medal at the age of 28 and it wasn't in the...
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    Very good, Pego. It is Ukraine. According to...

    Very good, Pego. It is Ukraine.
    According to the most recent update of The Economist's Big Mac index, the local currency in Ukraine is 50.2 percent undervalued. The price of a Big Mac in Ukraine...
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    No, not Great Britain. Romania and Russia were...

    No, not Great Britain. Romania and Russia were closer guesses.
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    Pego, Africa is not the continent, however you're...

    Pego, Africa is not the continent, however you're on the right "track" with the 800 meters.
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    Romania and Russia are very good guesses,...

    Romania and Russia are very good guesses, catson52, but not correct.
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    Yes, Norway at $7.76 for one "Big Mac" is the...

    Yes, Norway at $7.76 for one "Big Mac" is the most expensive and of course, Rodal did win the 800 in Atlanta almost 19 years ago. Good job, Per Andersen. Now, which country sells the "Big Mac"...
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    Hungry?

    Food is something we all need and not all food comes at the same price. Take the "Big Mac" from McDonalds. It's sold all over the world, but not necessarily at the same price. The price even...
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    All were pretty good youth athletes, but none of...

    All were pretty good youth athletes, but none of them won Olympic gold.
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    Does this property have anything to do with their...

    Does this property have anything to do with their geography or is this something about the words?
  15. Thread: Zloty

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    Very good, norunner. It is Janusz Kusocinski,...

    Very good, norunner. It is Janusz Kusocinski, the winner of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic 10,000. Many of you know that Kusocinski was executed by the Germans during World War II (1940). Like...
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    Zloty

    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who was born 108 years ago. Our birthday person worked as a gardener and won the Olympic gold medal in the same year. Death came to this...
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    John Walker it is, dukehjsteve. Very nice...

    John Walker it is, dukehjsteve. Very nice narrowing. Today Mr. Walker turns 63 years old. Hard to believe. Yes, John Walker was the first to run a mile under 3:50 (he did it in Sweden). He...
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    TFN Athlete of the Year

    Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who turns 63 this second Monday in January.

    Our birthday champion was born the same day that the University of Tennessee first admitted a black...
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    I was surprised to see that Boston beat Los...

    I was surprised to see that Boston beat Los Angeles. I don't see how you can beat the weather in Los Angeles plus the fact that Los Angeles already has the Coliseum (no track) and several arenas in...
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    It is Calvin Smith, gm76. Nice job and happy...

    It is Calvin Smith, gm76. Nice job and happy birthday today to one of my favorite sprinters.
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    Hinds County

    Happy 54th birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion we have honored here in the past.

    This person won Olympic bronze as well as an Olympic gold medal. You can also add three World...
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    I had heard that Rainer tore his achilles tendon...

    I had heard that Rainer tore his achilles tendon in 1967. Does anyone know if that is true? LopenUupunut says he injured his ankle in 1967. I wonder if he had both problems.
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    Thank you, LopenUupunut. I didn't notice...

    Thank you, LopenUupunut. I didn't notice anything about the cause of Rainer's death. Anyone know the cause of his death?
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    Rainer Stenius

    Most of you probably know that Rainer Stenius died last month (December 1) in Espoo, Finland. He was only 71 years old.

    I met Rainer a few times while he was living in the United States in the...
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    You got him, LopenUupunut. Pat Ryan was born...

    You got him, LopenUupunut. Pat Ryan was born 134 years ago yesterday (Sunday) and he did win the hammer throw in the 1920 Olympic Games. Coming from Ireland to the United States, Pat and other...
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