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    07-18-2017, 04:25 PM
    Excellent job, dukehjsteve and happy birthday today to Dave Hemery and Dan O'Brien. Dave and Dan both have birthdays today and both won Olympic...
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    07-18-2017, 02:29 PM
    Anyone have any marathon predictions for London?
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    07-18-2017, 02:26 PM
    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to two Olympic champions with a total of two Olympic gold medals. One of our birthday athletes has a complete set...
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    07-18-2017, 03:15 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread "College" in Historical
    Any relation to the Olympic champ?
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    07-17-2017, 02:44 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread "College" in Historical
    Very good, LopenUupunut. Lee Barnes (won the Paris pole vault in 1924) was born 111 years ago today in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a "stunt...
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    07-16-2017, 02:05 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread "College" in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion at the age of 17. Can't be too many Olympic champions that fit that description. Our...
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    07-15-2017, 02:51 AM
    It was a combination of the illness and his training load. Ryun had a very busy schedule besides track.
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    07-14-2017, 07:19 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread 25-66-94 in Historical
    Congratulations dukehjsteve and yes, it is Willie Steele. Steele won the London long jump three years after the end of World War II. He attended...
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    07-14-2017, 02:05 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread 25-66-94 in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who won the gold medal after serving in World War II. Our birthday athlete was the first from...
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    07-13-2017, 05:30 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread That Hurt in Historical
    Very good, rhymans and yes, it is Jonni Myyra who was born 125 years ago today. A double Olympic javelin champion, Myyra died in San Francisco 62...
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    07-13-2017, 02:38 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread That Hurt in Historical
    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who competed in three Olympic Games in the same event. Our birthday champion was 19 years...
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    07-12-2017, 07:49 PM
    Any predictions for the marathons in London?
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    07-12-2017, 04:35 PM
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    Happy birthday today to Otis Davis. Very good, tandfman. Davis won the Rome 400 in 1960 and two days later he anchored the winning four by 400...
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    07-12-2017, 02:57 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread O usa c-salt o in Historical
    Happy 85th birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who won Olympic gold at the age of 28. Our birthday athlete was born at 32 degrees,...
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    07-12-2017, 02:51 AM
    Yes, it was Bill Henry. Bill Henry did some of the announcing at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games and was very involved in the sport for many...
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    07-10-2017, 07:22 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread RIP Jim Bush in Historical
    Very sorry to hear of Jim Bush's death. He was a great coach and helped a lot of people over the years. His book ("Dynamic Track and Field") has...
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    07-10-2017, 03:43 AM
    Interesting predictions, JRM, especially Bolt losing the 100. Who will beat him?
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    07-10-2017, 03:16 AM
    Now that we are less than a month to go until the start of the World Championships in London, I figured a prediction thread would be interesting and...
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    07-09-2017, 08:08 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Sign of the Pagan in Historical
    Sim Iness it is, rhymans. Very good. Sim Iness was born 87 years ago today and won the discus in Helsinki about 65 years ago. Iness was the first...
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    07-09-2017, 02:42 PM
    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who once held the world record. Our birthday athlete was 65 at death. Born 87 years ago...
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    07-08-2017, 09:00 PM
    He had amazing years in 1966 and 1967. A joy to watch.
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    07-08-2017, 08:58 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread S.j.p.d. in Historical
    Millard Hampton it is. Today, Millard Hampton turns 61 years old and yes, he was a member of the San Jose Police Department. Hampton ran the third...
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    07-08-2017, 02:24 PM
    DoubleRBar started a thread S.j.p.d. in Historical
    Happy 61st birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who won an Olympic silver medal five days before taking that Olympic gold medal. Had...
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    07-08-2017, 02:15 PM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Dale City in Historical
    Happy birthday last Thursday to Benita Fitzgerald-Brown and nice going, Charley Shaffer. Yes, Benita did win the 100 hurdles in Los Angeles by .04...
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    07-07-2017, 04:20 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Dale City in Historical
    It's not Alonzo Babers because he and Frank Shorter share the same birthday in October. You do have the correct birth year and the right Olympics.
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    07-07-2017, 01:42 AM
    DoubleRBar replied to a thread Dale City in Historical
    Good guess, but incorrect, mcgato.
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    07-07-2017, 12:00 AM
    DoubleRBar started a thread Dale City in Historical
    Happy 56th birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Thursday and won the Olympic gold medal on a Friday just about a month...
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    07-06-2017, 01:55 PM
    Excellent, Master Po. Yesterday (Wednesday) was Matthew Birir's 45th birthday. You knew that Matthew Birir won the steeplechase in Barcelona...
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    07-06-2017, 02:31 AM
    Master Po, I think you know this one. Don't worry about the second event. Give it a try.
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    07-05-2017, 02:17 PM
    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Wednesday 45 years ago today. Our birthday athlete lost about half of a...
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