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    Marquis Dendy

    I am curious about Marquis Dendy. I haven't heard anything about him in the last several months and I thought he was a super talent.

    Does anyone know anything about Dendy and if he still has...
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    Probably is since that has not been allowed for...

    Probably is since that has not been allowed for many years at the Olympics, but who knows 92 years ago?
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    Good parents.

    Good parents.
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    I don't believe anyone in 1924 (even Pierre de...

    I don't believe anyone in 1924 (even Pierre de Coubertin) could foresee the growth of the Olympic Games over the next 100 years.
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    Daniel Kinsey it is, LopenUupunut. Very well...

    Daniel Kinsey it is, LopenUupunut. Very well done. Kinsey won the 110 hurdles in Paris (1924). Daniel Kinsey graduated from the University of Illinois and earned his Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the...
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    You are right, user4. Al Joyner is one of the...

    You are right, user4. Al Joyner is one of the very good people in our sport. He is truly a genuine and caring person.
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    Yes, mcgato, our birthday athlete won the Olympic...

    Yes, mcgato, our birthday athlete won the Olympic gold medal in the hurdles and went to the University of Illinois.
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    The movie star was born about 44 years after our...

    The movie star was born about 44 years after our birthday athlete.
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    Yes, they are, thedoorknobbroke.

    Yes, they are, thedoorknobbroke.
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    Ph.D.

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Wednesday 118 years ago and won that gold medal on a Wednesday in Europe.

    This athlete competed in only one Olympic Games...
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    Happy birthday today to Al Joyner, winner of the...

    Happy birthday today to Al Joyner, winner of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic men's triple jump. Al turns 60 today and Los Angeles was his only Olympics (just like Joan Benoit). Nice work, tandfman. ...
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    I'll admit, the wolves are a bit tricky, but your...

    I'll admit, the wolves are a bit tricky, but your guess of Joan Benoit isn't too bad, Olli. Joan Benoit is about three years older than our birthday athlete, however she did win her Olympic gold...
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    One And Done

    Happy 60th birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who competed in only one Olympic Games and won a total of one Olympic gold medal.

    You probably already know that our birthday athlete did...
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    Ville Ritola it is, tandfman. Very good. Yes,...

    Ville Ritola it is, tandfman. Very good. Yes, Selma and Liisa were his wives, Olli. Ritola ran in the "shadow" of Paavo Nurmi during the 1920's, but still won four gold medals at his first...
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    Selma and Liisa

    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Saturday 124 years ago and died on a Saturday at the age of 86.

    This champion had citizenship in two different countries.
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    Happy 80th birthday today to Kip Keino and very...

    Happy 80th birthday today to Kip Keino and very well done, Olli. It is Kip Keino who was born in Africa and competed in the Olympics in Asia, North America, and Europe. Yes, his wife's name is...
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    Spy Hill

    Happy birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who was born 80 years ago today and went on to win four Olympic medals in three Olympic Games.

    This champion competed in four different events...
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    Janusz Kusocinski it is, bambam1729. Good work....

    Janusz Kusocinski it is, bambam1729. Good work. Kusocinski won the 10,000 in 1932 (same year Dean Smith was born) at the Los Angeles Olympic Games. He ran the second fastest 10,000 ever with...
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    Happy 88th birthday today to Dean Smith. Smith,...

    Happy 88th birthday today to Dean Smith. Smith, as you may remember, ran the lead off leg on the winning four by 100 relay team in Helsinki (1952). Dean Smith also ran the 100 where he was fourth...
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    That is true, thedoorknobbroke.

    That is true, thedoorknobbroke.
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    Neither athlete competed in the Rome Olympics. I...

    Neither athlete competed in the Rome Olympics. I can tell you that one of our birthday athletes was 20 years old when winning the Olympic gold medal and the other person was 25 when winning the...
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    Just Keep Different Strides

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to two Olympic champions with a total age today of 201 years.

    One of our birthday people was 25 years old when the other athlete was born.

    These two both won...
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    The Olympic Trials in June (5 months away) will...

    The Olympic Trials in June (5 months away) will be fun.
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    I wonder how high Simone Biles could jump.

    I wonder how high Simone Biles could jump.
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    Happy 68th birthday today to John George Walker,...

    Happy 68th birthday today to John George Walker, winner of the 1976 Montreal 1,500. Very well done, Olli. Walker also ran the 800 in Montreal, but did not make that final.

    In Los Angeles...
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