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    LopenUupunut got the tougher one: They are both...

    LopenUupunut got the tougher one: They are both Cornell grads.

    Can't confirm Bambam's claim one way or the other, but at least one other shared distinction is that they are both American...
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    While John Anderson (Olympic Discus champ) and...

    While John Anderson (Olympic Discus champ) and Jon Anderson (Boston Marathon champ) don't share the same name, they do share at least two other distinctions.
  3. I'lll guess Horace Ashenfelter's recent death...

    I'lll guess Horace Ashenfelter's recent death might have prompted this question, so was Horace Ashenfelter a fighter pilot?
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    Betty Cuthbert.

    Betty Cuthbert.
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    Juha Vaatainen?

    Juha Vaatainen?
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    No, but I can name the one who played basketball.

    No, but I can name the one who played basketball.
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    Does Olga Fitokova provide the "GivenName = same...

    Does Olga Fitokova provide the "GivenName = same as that of another Olympic T&F champion who married an Olympic champion"?
  8. Said Aouita went sub- 1:45 3:30 3:50 5:00...

    Said Aouita went sub-
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    Nice round marks for a male. Anyone else come even close to matching. And, what would be the nice round marks for female longer...
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    Christopher Brasher Steeple 8:42.1

    Christopher Brasher Steeple 8:42.1
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    Millard Hampton

    Millard Hampton
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    Ralph Boston

    Ralph Boston
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    Heck, if Hec Hogan qualifies for the list, so...

    Heck, if Hec Hogan qualifies for the list, so does Lloyd LaBeach.
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    Ralph Doubell.

    Ralph Doubell.
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    George Rhoden, DPM, would fit GH's empty 400m...

    George Rhoden, DPM, would fit GH's empty 400m slot, nicely.
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    Jack Merchant, two event winner for Cal's only...

    Jack Merchant, two event winner for Cal's only NCAA Championship team victory in 1922.
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    Lee Evans and Tommie Smith were two of them. ...

    Lee Evans and Tommie Smith were two of them.

    The 1966 meet at Cal replaced the cancelled US v. Poland meet, a few weeks before the LA meet that replaced the cancelled US v. USSR meet. What world...
  17. bambam given a shout out by Atlantic Magazine's political blogger, Charles Pierce

    Haven't seen any mention here, yet, but very own bambam was given a shout out by Atlantic Magazine's political blogger, Charles Pierce, for putting Michael Phelps' 12th individual Gold medal in...
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    Wow, no one here, yet. How about Polish triple...

    Wow, no one here, yet. How about Polish triple jumper, Josef Schmidt?
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    It wasn't only team members who could make a...

    It wasn't only team members who could make a swap. Just coming into contact with a member of a Soviet team in the infield could lead to a swap.

    I got Janis Donins' bright red "CCCP" singlet with...
  20. Re: USAT&F: Putting the shot in the Park

    It appears that it is still a work in progress. As of yesterday (Sunday evening,) and sometime during the weekend, dirt had been hauled in to build up the sloping landing area and cover the metal...
  21. Re: Eaton World ranked in 400 hurdles?

    Lots, if by ranked, you mean in T&FN World Rankings beginning in 1947. Off hand, you have Mathias, Mondschein, Richards, Miller.
  22. USAT&F: Putting the shot in the Park

    As of this morning, the shot put ring is now installed for next week's Sacramento USAT&F competition to take place in front of the California State Capitol Building. I understand portable stands will...
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    Re: The 4x4 record

    How about Jim Beatty and John Paul Jones.
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    Re: mile WR trivia

    So, does that make the answer "Steve Cram" to the question: "WHO has the fastest last lap in a mile WR?"
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    Marshall Dill and Herb Washington, MSU, early '70s.
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