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    What happened to Joe Rosa? Stanford men did...

    What happened to Joe Rosa? Stanford men did very well. Who knows how much better had Joe been in the top ten?
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    Avery looked very smooth and very strong the...

    Avery looked very smooth and very strong the whole way. Congratulations to Kate and to the Michigan State women.
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    Nothing to do with his running?

    Nothing to do with his running?
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    Luigi Beccali it was, Per Andersen. Nice job. ...

    Luigi Beccali it was, Per Andersen. Nice job. Of course you know that Beccali ran the 1,500 in three Olympic Games (1928, 1932, and 1936) and won the gold in Los Angeles and the bronze in Berlin. ...
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    Yes, Lord and not David.

    Yes, Lord and not David.
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    You're right, Pego. It is pretty surprising. A...

    You're right, Pego. It is pretty surprising. A gold medal winner from the first Olympics in which our birthday athlete competed, shares the same initials with our birthday person. Both men won...
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    Thursday Medals

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who also took an Olympic bronze medal.

    Our birthday athlete won the gold medal in the second of three Olympic Games.

    Only 20 years old in...
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    That's true.
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    I don't think I've ever heard that story. I...

    I don't think I've ever heard that story. I can't imagine that the IOC would let them switch lanes, but in 1928 it might have happened.
  10. The world record at the time of the Mexico City...

    The world record at the time of the Mexico City Olympic Games was 3:33.1 by Ryun. Keino's race in Mexico was fantastic and he did what he had to to beat Ryun. Had the race been run closer to sea...
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    Yes, Deer Creek is a fairly popular name. Ulis...

    Yes, Deer Creek is a fairly popular name. Ulis Williams was born not too far from Deer Creek in Hollandale, Mississippi. Deer Creek in Mississippi is the source of Lake Bolivar in western...
  12. Ryun was still the second best in the world on...

    Ryun was still the second best in the world on that day in October, 1968 and he was gaining on Keino even at over 7,000 feet in elevation. Keino had too much of a lead going into the final lap.
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    You are correct, gm76. Happy birthday today to...

    You are correct, gm76. Happy birthday today to Ulis Williams who ran the third leg (45.4) on the four by 400 relay in Tokyo 50 years ago (last Tuesday). I was a big Ulis Williams fan in the early...
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    Deer Creek

    Happy 73rd birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Friday and won Olympic gold on a Friday. This champion won the gold medal three days before turning 23 years old.
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    I believe it was Chris Lewis from Spokane...

    I believe it was Chris Lewis from Spokane (Meade?). I saw him run in the late 1908's.
  16. I saw the race in Mexico City and knew that Ryun...

    I saw the race in Mexico City and knew that Ryun was not at his best (like 1966-67), but it was still a shock to see Keino take such a big lead and go on to win.
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    So sorry to hear this news. I knew Vic, but...

    So sorry to hear this news. I knew Vic, but hadn't seen him in several years. He was a good guy.
  18. Schul was probably more of a favorite than was...

    Schul was probably more of a favorite than was Jazy, but it was close. Schul suffered from asthma, so the rain storm really helped him that day in 1964.
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    I have always envied Walt for not only being in...

    I have always envied Walt for not only being in Tokyo on this day in 1964, but also for getting to sit next to Cordner Nelson (who was 46 years old at that time) during that fantastic race.
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    Fifty Years Ago Today

    Fifty years ago today, Billy Mills won the Tokyo Olympic 10,000 with a tremendous kick in the final lap. I still consider that race the best ever track final at the Olympics. Of course that is my...
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    Very good, jmdjmd and happy birthday today to...

    Very good, jmdjmd and happy birthday today to Mike Conley. Mike almost got the world record in Barcelona except that it was just a bit too windy. Conley turns 52 today.
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    Grizzly Bear

    Happy 52nd birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who also owns an Olympic silver medal in the same event.

    This champion won gold, silver, and bronze at the World Championships, as well as...
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    She did place third at Stanford yesterday, but...

    She did place third at Stanford yesterday, but that included her falling to the ground with about 50 meters to go in the race and then walking across the finish line. She was spent.
  24. I still don't think I'll ever live to see a...

    I still don't think I'll ever live to see a sub-two hour marathon, but with today's Berlin results, I'm beginning to think it may happen sooner than I expected. Hard to imagine running on the...
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    Bill Nieder was the first over 65 feet. He did...

    Bill Nieder was the first over 65 feet. He did it in one on his "world record" meets before the 1960 Rome Olympic Games.
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