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  1. The men's triple jump did not disappoint me. ...

    The men's triple jump did not disappoint me. What a competition. The world record will probably be broken with a year from now.
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    Very good, player. You got both men. Happy...

    Very good, player. You got both men. Happy birthday today to Albert Gutterson and Randy Williams. I never saw Gutterson compete (he won the long jump in the 1912 Olympics), but I did see...
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    Lovejoy and Luvelle

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to two Olympic champions in the same event. One of these athletes won the Olympic gold medal about 60 years after the first athlete won Olympic gold.

    The older of...
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    Some day he will get a birthday quiz in the...

    Some day he will get a birthday quiz in the historical section.
  5. The race has started.

    The race has started.
  6. Carter could get the silver, but it won't be easy.

    Carter could get the silver, but it won't be easy.
  7. Temperature in Beijing today (Saturday morning)...

    Temperature in Beijing today (Saturday morning) is already 72 degrees (22). I would say someone will run close to 2:06 to win.
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    LopenUupunut, you assume correctly.

    LopenUupunut, you assume correctly.
  9. Last time they ran this race in the Beijing...

    Last time they ran this race in the Beijing Olympic stadium (2008), the U.S. did sweep the finals.
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    Nice job, LopenUupunut; it is Chris Brasher. Of...

    Nice job, LopenUupunut; it is Chris Brasher. Of course you know that Brasher won the steeplechase in the first Olympic Games to be held south of the Equator. After he crossed the finish line,...
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    Ernst Larsen

    Happy birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who won Olympic gold in the second of two Olympic Games.

    I know the Beijing World Championships begin today (Saturday in China), so I will tell...
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    Which World Championship Event?

    If you could select only one event (women and men) from the Beijing World Championships as the one event you are most anticipating, which event would it be and why? Remember, only one event. Not...
  13. Thread: 2:23:14

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    Naoto Tajima it is, LopenUupunut. Very good. ...

    Naoto Tajima it is, LopenUupunut. Very good. Tajima, of course, won the triple jump in Berlin (1936) at the age of 23. He jumped 16.00 to win the gold medal and set a new world record. Tajima...
  14. Thread: 2:23:14

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    2:23:14

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who also took an Olympic bronze medal in a different event.

    Our birthday athlete was only 19 years old when competing in the first of two...
  15. Thread: Undefeated

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    Happy birthday today to Charlie Moore, winner of...

    Happy birthday today to Charlie Moore, winner of the 400 hurdles in Helsinki (1952) and yes, he ran the third leg on the U.S. four by 400 relay team that was beaten by Jamaica. Very good, catson52. ...
  16. Thread: Undefeated

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    Undefeated

    Happy 86th birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who also owns an Olympic silver medal from the same Olympic Games.

    Our birthday athlete graduated from the same school as did Kate...
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    I feel very fortunate that I was able to see all...

    I feel very fortunate that I was able to see all four at their prime.
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    Yes, Ledecky will wait until September of 2016 to...

    Yes, Ledecky will wait until September of 2016 to enter Stanford. She wants the time to train for Rio.
  19. Thread: Brazil

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    Nice job, dukehjsteve. It is Ivan Fuqua who was...

    Nice job, dukehjsteve. It is Ivan Fuqua who was born today 106 years ago. Fuqua ran the first leg of the four by 400 U.S. team in Los Angeles some 83 years ago.
  20. Thread: Brazil

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    Brazil

    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who won the gold medal two days before turning 23 years old.

    Our birthday athlete did not win the Olympic gold medal in any distance event, any...
  21. Thread: Jato

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    Very nice, J Rorick. Today is the day Abebe...

    Very nice, J Rorick. Today is the day Abebe Bikila was born 83 years ago. Bikila was born on the very same day that Juan Carlos Zabala (Argentina) won the Olympic marathon in Los Angeles. It was...
  22. Thread: Jato

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    Jato

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

    This athlete won two Olympic gold medals in the same event.

    The hurdles, triple jump, and the javelin...
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    Katie Ledecky's 1.500 world record is two seconds...

    Katie Ledecky's 1.500 world record is two seconds faster than Stephen Holland's (Australia) world record for men in January of 1975.
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    Mike Marsh it is, player. Happy birthday today...

    Mike Marsh it is, player. Happy birthday today to Mike Marsh, winner of the Olympic 200 in Barcelona.
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    Love & Mercy

    Happy Birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who owns two Olympic gold medals.

    Our birthday champion graduated from the same school as did Brian Wilson.

    No hurdles were involved in our...
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