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    I believe he died about 12 years ago. Must have...

    I believe he died about 12 years ago. Must have been around 88 or 89 years old at his death.
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    The top of your head has it, rhymans. Today is...

    The top of your head has it, rhymans. Today is the birthday of Romuald Klim, hammer throw winner in Tokyo at the age of 31. Yes, he took the silver medal in Mexico City and he died in May of 2011...
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    You've got it cornered, dukehjsteve.

    You've got it cornered, dukehjsteve.
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    Znamensky Brothers

    Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who also won an Olympic silver medal in the same event.

    Our birthday champion was born 82 years ago this day in May.

    This athlete won the...
  5. Thread: Munich 10K

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    You are probably right in that Puttemans and...

    You are probably right in that Puttemans and Yifter should not have gone out so quickly, however I don't see anyone beating Viren that Sunday. Viren ran lap 24 in 60.0 and his last lap was 56.4. ...
  6. I wonder how many countries have national records...

    I wonder how many countries have national records which can not match Norman's marks.
  7. A lot of colleges can't match those marks.

    A lot of colleges can't match those marks.
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    "The Frozen Autumn" was an Italian band from the...

    "The Frozen Autumn" was an Italian band from the 1990's. The band was from Turin and that's where Berruti was born.
  9. The first post gave some results of the men's 100...

    The first post gave some results of the men's 100 from the Beijing World Challenge which took place on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in China.
  10. This what we were talking about: Beijing World...

    This what we were talking about:

    Beijing World Challenge: Held Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Men's 100 Wind was +0.2

    1. Marin Bracy 9.95
    2. Mike Rodgers 9.99
    3....
  11. Bracy is a very talented sprinter and I expect he...

    Bracy is a very talented sprinter and I expect he will run a lot faster this year.
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    It certainly is, catson52. Nice job and happy...

    It certainly is, catson52. Nice job and happy birthday today to Livio Berruti. If you remember Livio Berruti, you probably remember his dark glasses and his white socks. Livio equaled the world...
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    The Frozen Autumn

    Happy 76th birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who started out as a high jumper.

    Our birthday person did not win Olympic gold in a field event.

    This athlete competed in three...
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    I don't remember any splits, but I believe Borzov...

    I don't remember any splits, but I believe Borzov gained maybe a meter on Hart during the anchor leg.
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    And that's only the first of the 2015 Diamond...

    And that's only the first of the 2015 Diamond League meets.
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    Keino ran the 10,000 in Mexico City (October 13)....

    Keino ran the 10,000 in Mexico City (October 13). He dropped out with just under three laps to go in the race. I believe he had stomach problems and when medical people came to help him, he...
  17. Thread: Jeune

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    Paul Drayton it is, rhymans. Very well done. ...

    Paul Drayton it is, rhymans. Very well done. Paul took the silver medal in the 200 and ran the first leg in the winning four by 100 relay in Tokyo. Unfortunately, Drayton died of cancer in...
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    Jeune

    Happy birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who competed in only one Olympic Games.

    This champion athlete also took an Olympic silver medal.

    A graduate of a university which was...
  19. No Tokyo for Rudenkov. Hal Connolly was 8th in...

    No Tokyo for Rudenkov. Hal Connolly was 8th in Rome and 6th in Tokyo. I believe Connolly tried to change some of his technique in Rome. He was only 29 years old in 1960 and should have done...
  20. Very good, Per Andersen, it is Vasily Rudenkov. ...

    Very good, Per Andersen, it is Vasily Rudenkov. Rudenkov won the 1960 hammer throw at the age of 29 and died about 33 years ago. Robert Shavlakadze, I believe, is still around. He was born a...
  21. A very good guess, dukehjsteve, however it is...

    A very good guess, dukehjsteve, however it is incorrect. I must say that you came very close.
  22. I've Been Working On The Railroad All The Livelong Day

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who won the gold medal at the age of 29.

    This person was born on this day 84 years ago.

    Our birthday athlete did not take up track and field...
  23. Thread: John Henry

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    Thank you, bambam1729 and very good with the 1928...

    Thank you, bambam1729 and very good with the 1928 gold medalist in the shot put. John Henry Kuck won the event with a world record on his fifth put. Kuck died in 1986 at the age of 81.
  24. Thread: John Henry

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    The silver medalist to our birthday champion...

    The silver medalist to our birthday champion played in the 1926 Rose Bowl for the University of Washington. He got into movies and five years after that Rose Bowl game, he broke his shoulder...
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    I wish Grant Fisher was running the mile.

    I wish Grant Fisher was running the mile.
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