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    Yes, the 1959 Soviet-American meet in...

    Yes, the 1959 Soviet-American meet in Philadelphia was infamous for its heat and humidity. Bob Soth ran the 10,000 and ran the first half very well, but ran into trouble during the second half. ...
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    Soth went to Drake University and they had their...

    Soth went to Drake University and they had their own relays?
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    Close (St. John's) was behind Jim Grelle at the...

    Close (St. John's) was behind Jim Grelle at the 1959 NCAA Championships. I don't believe he ever broke four minutes for the mile, but he had two good seasons in 1959 and 1960.

    Who was our third...
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    Pete Close was our third man in Rome. He just...

    Pete Close was our third man in Rome. He just edged Ed Moran for the third spot at the 1960 trials at Stanford Stadium. By the way, if you ever visit the site of those trials, today you will be...
  5. I guess I was thinking only of high school.

    I guess I was thinking only of high school.
  6. I don't know a lot about Orange County, but my...

    I don't know a lot about Orange County, but my first reaction to your question was Eric Hulst for number one.
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    G.Ahearn got his first name of Sabin from his...

    G.Ahearn got his first name of Sabin from his "Who am I?" thread.
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    Nice work, mcgato and dukehjsteve. You got them...

    Nice work, mcgato and dukehjsteve. You got them both. Today, 101 years ago, Jesse Owens was born in Alabama. Also, 80 years ago this day, Glenn Davis was born in West Virginia. I like your...
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    Join Olympic Gold Debate

    Happy birthday today (Friday) to two Olympic champions with a total of seven Olympic gold medals.

    One of these athletes was born 21 years before the other athlete. This older athlete died 29...
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    You are right, dukehjsteve. Henry Carr might be...

    You are right, dukehjsteve. Henry Carr might be the best of them all.
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    Carr is correct, lonewolf. Very good. Now...

    Carr is correct, lonewolf. Very good. Now take these five letters and get his first name.

    BASIN
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    Very good, catson52, it is the winner of the 1928...

    Very good, catson52, it is the winner of the 1928 pole vault. Hint: Dennis, Vikki, and Bill. One was born in 1941 and sang; one was a pretty good runner in Orange County, and the other won...
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    Bud Houser is a good guess, Per Andersen, but...

    Bud Houser is a good guess, Per Andersen, but it's not Houser. Houser and our birthday champion were both born in September, however our birthday athlete won only one Olympic gold medal and Houser...
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    This athlete was a very good all-around track and...

    This athlete was a very good all-around track and field athlete, but you can forget the javelin when thinking about his Olympic gold medal.
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    Sterling Lumber Company

    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion in a field event. This champion was born 110 years ago today. Our birthday person died from cancer at the age of 79. Married four times...
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    Frank Jarvis it was, LopenUupunut. Jarvis won...

    Frank Jarvis it was, LopenUupunut. Jarvis won the 100 in Paris in 1900. He died in 1933 at the age of 54. Not many know much about him.
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    Edwin Moses it is, Olli. Today, Moses turns 59...

    Edwin Moses it is, Olli. Today, Moses turns 59 years old. Of course you know he won the 1976 and the 1984 Olympic 400 hurdles. He also has the 1988 bronze medal.
    Now, knowing how old Edwin...
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    Every Man Finds Joy

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to two Olympic champions with a total of 195 years between the two athletes.

    One of these champions died during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first year as...
  19. What a throw. Great news for Gia.

    What a throw. Great news for Gia.
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    Bob Beamon it it, Pego. Very good. Can you...

    Bob Beamon it it, Pego. Very good. Can you believe Bob Beamon is 68 today? Happy birthday, Bob.
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    Class of 68 Turns 68

    Happy 68th birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion few people have never heard of during the past 46 years.

    Our birthday champion not only set an Olympic record, but also a world record in...
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    Per Andersen, you know your history. Very good...

    Per Andersen, you know your history. Very good job. It was Corny Johnson who was born 101 years ago yesterday. Johnson was a very good athlete and graduated from the oldest high school in Los...
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    No Corny Joke

    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who placed fourth in the Olympic Games.

    Our birthday champ was born 101 years ago today.

    This athlete won Olympic gold 26 days before...
  24. Leo Sexton it is. Very good, LNO. Leo went...

    Leo Sexton it is. Very good, LNO. Leo went to Georgetown University and won the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic shot put. On his 23rd birthday (about one month after winning the Olympic gold), he put...
  25. American Bankers Life Assurance Company

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who was born 105 years ago this day. Our birthday athlete went to the same college as did a U.S. president who is still alive.

    Only 22...
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