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    Both Bubka and Warmerdam took the event to a...

    Both Bubka and Warmerdam took the event to a whole new level, one that other jumpers took ages to reach (no one ever reached Warmerdam's level on bamboo poles...) Even if Lavillenie does jump 6.00...
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    No. I think Barnes did hold the HSR (or at least...

    No. I think Barnes did hold the HSR (or at least HS best) at 13'2 1/8", but I can't absolutely confirm it right now; maybe dj can give us the details.

    (Edit: I looked into it. It doesn't seem...
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    Lee Barnes won Oly gold as a high schooler, and...

    Lee Barnes won Oly gold as a high schooler, and like Wilson, he broke the WR while at USC.

    Bill Sefton was a national high school record holder, and later set several WRs at USC... I think I'm...
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    Perhaps the winning team should have started...

    Perhaps the winning team should have started scoring own goals to keep the score less embarrassingly lopsided?
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    Both the country names and the capital names have...

    Both the country names and the capital names have alternating consonants and vowels. The South American countries would presumably be Peru/Lima and Suriname/Paramaribo.
  6. Lon Myers also belongs.

    Lon Myers also belongs.
  7. This year's results are in...

    This year's results are in, with Ruuskanen 2nd and Pitkämäki 10th. Olympic XC skiing team sprint champions Iivo Niskanen/Sami Jauhojärvi won.
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    I collected a few articles about him when he died...

    I collected a few articles about him when he died (though all of them were in Finnish); this was the most detailed and interesting, and gives good background on him.

    He didn't compete in 1968 at...
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    The Irish Whales would be big even by today's...

    The Irish Whales would be big even by today's standards. Most throwers from the next few generations were tiny by comparison. Do you think that's one reason why Ryan kept the WR for so long (and AR...
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    Pat Ryan. He had one of the longest-lasting...

    Pat Ryan.

    He had one of the longest-lasting WRs of all time (25 years as official WR; 24 years as world best)... which is amazing when you consider who the Olympic champions were during that time:...
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    Kangchenjunga?

    Kangchenjunga?
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    Backward (from January 5 to January 4).

    Backward (from January 5 to January 4).
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    And John Baker ran a mile in 3:59.8... but that...

    And John Baker ran a mile in 3:59.8... but that was a different John Baker, who didn't die young. I don't think the John Baker who died in 1970 ever ran a four-minute mile.
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    The same book, though, gives us the following...

    The same book, though, gives us the following medal table...

    1974

    GDR 10 12 5
    URS 9 3 5
    GBR 4 3 4
    POL 4 2 4
    FIN 4 1 5
    FRA 2 2 0
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    France filed a protest against Finland on the...

    France filed a protest against Finland on the grounds that the Finnish anchor, Kukkoaho, had supposedly shoved the French anchor, Demarthon. Though the protest was initially accepted, I'm 99% sure...
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    1. Tolamo (751); 2. Long (740); 3. Leichum (737);...

    1. Tolamo (751); 2. Long (740); 3. Leichum (737); 4. Aaro Laine (709). My sources for that last mark are Tilastopaja and...
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    Ditto Jorma Valkama, Maria Cioncan and Bob...

    Ditto Jorma Valkama, Maria Cioncan and Bob Roggy... and more recently, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and Torrin Lawrence.
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    Martti Tolamo, who briefly held the pentathlon...

    Martti Tolamo, who briefly held the pentathlon world record and defeated both Long and Leichum in the 1934 Germany-Finland dual meet, also died in the war. Not a good time for European long jumpers.
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    1. False; on average, Canadians have to cope with...

    1. False; on average, Canadians have to cope with higher gravity.
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    I don't think I've seen a time given for Don Lash...

    I don't think I've seen a time given for Don Lash anywhere. But contemporary newspapers make the claim that he lost to the winner by "almost 200 meters"; if we take that claim at face value, there's...
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    Merry Christmas everybody!

    Merry Christmas everybody!
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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...
  25. IAAF lists her DOB as 22 Aug 95.

    IAAF lists her DOB as 22 Aug 95.
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