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  1. Ray Ewry jumped 3.47 (11' 4 1/2") to win the...

    Ray Ewry jumped 3.47 (11' 4 1/2") to win the standing long jump in St. Louis (1904). That was a "world record" at the time.
  2. Thread: Imous

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    Columbo, you are good. Did you ever think about...

    Columbo, you are good. Did you ever think about writing mysteries? Happy birthday today to Heli Rantanen, winner of the women's javelin in Atlanta (1996). Very good, norunner.
  3. Thread: Imous

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    Imous

    Happy 45th birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Thursday. This champion comes from the eighth largest nation by area in Europe.

    A knee injury ended the career of...
  4. Thread: Don Bragg

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    As far as I know, Don Bragg is still breathing.

    As far as I know, Don Bragg is still breathing.
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    Nice job, KDFINE. It is Lee Calhoun, winner of...

    Nice job, KDFINE. It is Lee Calhoun, winner of the gold medals in Melbourne and Rome at 110 meters hurdles. Yes, like Lincoln, he died way too young.
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    Bride and Groom

    Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion with two Olympic gold medals in the same event.

    Our birthday champion was born 82 years ago this day, however this athlete died at the age of...
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    You got him, dukehjsteve. Happy birthday today...

    You got him, dukehjsteve. Happy birthday today to Bob Richards, only man to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the pole vault. I did mention that Bob competed in three Olympic Games and won...
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    What's For Breakfast?

    Happy 89th birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion. Our birthday champion competed in three Olympic Games and won medals in all three Games. In the last of those three Olympics, our...
  9. If he's in shape and keeps his weight down, he...

    If he's in shape and keeps his weight down, he should be able to clear 22' 5'.
  10. Thanks for sharing part of your history. I do...

    Thanks for sharing part of your history. I do know of your family and its athletic accomplishments. I believe your dad was a pretty good high school miler back in the 1930's. You have an amazing...
  11. Of course you must remember Steve Caminiti at...

    Of course you must remember Steve Caminiti at Crespi. I believe he probably graduated around 1964. I saw him run the 180 low hurdles and he was amazing. Steve coached at Reseda High School, but...
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    Very good, LopenUupunut and happy 50th birthday...

    Very good, LopenUupunut and happy 50th birthday today to Dieter Baumann. Of course you know Baumann took the silver medal in Seoul at the Olympic 5,000 and four years later (he was 27) he won the...
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    Very good, mcgato and happy birthday today to...

    Very good, mcgato and happy birthday today to Ellen van Langen. Ellen won the women's 800 in Barcelona some 23 years ago when she was 26.
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    Every Valentine's Day Busy

    Happy birthday today (Monday) to a pair of Olympic championships. One of these champions also owns an Olympic silver medal. Their total age today is 99. The younger of the two was born about...
  15. I thank you, but there's no need to apologize. ...

    I thank you, but there's no need to apologize. I never attended Pierce College, but I ran there several times and remember Bob Chambers and Peter Petersons.

    Too bad Pierce dropped cross country...
  16. No apology needed. Wish I could have been at...

    No apology needed. Wish I could have been at that luncheon.
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    Yes, the Los Angeles Times Indoor meet began at...

    Yes, the Los Angeles Times Indoor meet began at the Sports Arena. Jim Beatty ran the first sub-four minute mile there in February of 1962. The Los Angeles Invitational Indoor meet was also held...
  18. Thanks, no one. I do remember Bob Chambers...

    Thanks, no one. I do remember Bob Chambers (sixth place in London's 800 in 1948) at Pierce College.
    I understand that Pete Peterson is writing a book about his life and track and field...
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    Happy birthday today to Ira Murchison and...

    Happy birthday today to Ira Murchison and congratulations catson52. You were so close, wineturtle. I hope you enjoy the baked banana loafcake.

    Of course you know that Ira Murchison was the...
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    Human Sputnik

    Happy birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who was also a NCAA champion.

    This athlete was born 82 years ago today, but died at the age of 61 from cancer.

    Only 23 when winning this...
  21. Thread: Opvelp

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    Gaston Reiff won the London 5,000 in August of...

    Gaston Reiff won the London 5,000 in August of 1948. He beat Emil Zatopek (who had just won the 10,000 about three days earlier) by about 0.2 second in one of the greatest races in Olympic history.
  22. Thread: Opvelp

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    Nice job, KDFINE and happy birthday today to...

    Nice job, KDFINE and happy birthday today to Gaston Roelants, one of my favorite runners from the 1960's.
  23. Thread: Opvelp

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    Opvelp

    Happy 78th birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who won the gold medal at the age of 27.

    Our birthday athlete competed in four Olympic Games, winning the gold medal in the second of...
  24. Thread: M*a*s*h

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    She doesn't look it.

    She doesn't look it.
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    Alan Alda turned 79 last week.

    Alan Alda turned 79 last week.
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