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    Big meet 5Ks back then tended to be fast, which...

    Big meet 5Ks back then tended to be fast, which would have played against a miler like Zamperini, and no one outside USA would have considered him the 5K Olympic favorite unless he ran 14:1x at the...
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    OK, new question... which I haven't found the...

    OK, new question... which I haven't found the answer to. What happened to Oris "Arky" Erwin?

    He was AAU 400mH champ in '41, '43, '44, '45 and '46; Find a Grave says he died in Goldendale,...
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    Hans Holmer

    I was looking for information about Hans Holmer on the internet and somehow again ended up with more questions than I started with :)

    Articles about his running career (he became a runner in...
  4. IAAF lists her DOB as 22 Aug 95.

    IAAF lists her DOB as 22 Aug 95.
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    Didn't Gene Venzke run 4:10.0i as a high schooler...

    Didn't Gene Venzke run 4:10.0i as a high schooler in '32? (I guess he was pushing the definition of "high schooler" a bit as a 23-year-old former dropout, but still.)

    Nice article, thanks for...
  6. This. And the same goes for swimming; they...

    This.

    And the same goes for swimming; they may have a lot of doubling, tripling and worse and plenty of weird styles, but the only swimming events I'd actually support cutting are the relays.
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    I'm all for more races at unusual distances......

    I'm all for more races at unusual distances... but at national championships?
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    OK, let's wrap this up... August Muenter ran...

    OK, let's wrap this up...

    August Muenter ran 53.6y in San Francisco on July 31, 1915 (on, as dj noted, a windy straight). I think that's the first time anyone ran the 400/440 hurdles under 54, at...
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    Yup. As far as I know, Desch was the first to go...

    Yup. As far as I know, Desch was the first to go under 54 on a non-straight track.
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    Yeah, his 53.4y is a good trivia question...

    Yeah, his 53.4y is a good trivia question answer... just not evil enough here :)

    Hint: the other interesting wrong answer I'm looking for was US champion (in the 440 yd hurdles) some time before...
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    Not a Swede (Sten Pettersson wasn't even the...

    Not a Swede (Sten Pettersson wasn't even the first European to do it; Erkka Wilťn did it at the '24 Olys, though I'm not sure if he got an official time). Also not August Desch, although that's one...
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    IbargŁen only had the one big jump, though. She...

    IbargŁen only had the one big jump, though. She was a consistent winner, but Włodarczyk's season had more of a wow effect, with the WR and the 80+ sector foul at the Euros.
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    I think not, but it wouldn't be the first time I...

    I think not, but it wouldn't be the first time I failed to answer one of my own questions correctly :)
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    Evil hurdles barrier-breaker quiz

    Who was the first to run the 400m/440y hurdles under 54 seconds? (Low hurdles don't count, so Harry Hillman at the 1904 Olympics is not the answer.)
  15. To look at it from another direction: - Adams,...

    To look at it from another direction:

    - Adams, the most dominant wSPer of the last decade, was a World Junior Champion
    - Ostapchuk, her main opponent, was a World Junior Champion
    - Schwanitz,...
  16. Huh? McLaughlin was born in 1999; no reason why...

    Huh? McLaughlin was born in 1999; no reason why she should be ineligible.
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    I just remembered there's an American version of...

    I just remembered there's an American version of the Atkinson/Weightman-Smith tale... thankfully, it seems it never caught on, but died a quiet death after running in a number of newspapers in 1932....
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    Thanks. :)

    Thanks. :)
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    Thanks! Their wives were also unrelated;...

    Thanks!

    Their wives were also unrelated; Simpson married Meryl Leavell, Thomson married Anne Cookman. (Fun fact: after Thomson died, his widow had a new marriage to a different man also named Earl...
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    The more I dig and the more I find, the more...

    The more I dig and the more I find, the more questions I'm left with... This one's even more obscure, but it can't hurt to ask.

    Several sources report that Simpson's taking up hurdles at the...
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    I was never much of an athlete, let alone jumper,...

    I was never much of an athlete, let alone jumper, but to me at least it made zero difference; I could never make myself feel that one of my legs was better or more natural to jump off than the other....
  22. I'll nominate Jo„o Carlos de Oliveira.

    I'll nominate Jo„o Carlos de Oliveira.
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    I like Jean Bouin in the 5K... he smashed the old...

    I like Jean Bouin in the 5K... he smashed the old WRs for 5K and 3 miles at the Olympics, he just happened not to win. Any other race until then or for the following 10 years and he would have won.
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    Surely Metcalfe and McKenley are both gold...

    Surely Metcalfe and McKenley are both gold medalists from relays? (Not complaining; I'm all for relaxing the rules so they're legit picks.)
  25. I also vote for Crouser, but considering that...

    I also vote for Crouser, but considering that 20.04 medalled in Moscow and the #3 BEMFP is 19.80, Friday's windy 200s weren't that far off. Bolt and Blake aren't getting any younger.
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