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    Are you sure? I recall having a couple pair of...

    Are you sure? I recall having a couple pair of all white shoes (no logos) that more closely resembled ballet slippers than running shoes. Sold by some guy out of his van, 1965, Palos Verdes HS, CA.
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    Agree 100%. For the general public, 2 hours has...

    Agree 100%. For the general public, 2 hours has been broken. When it really happens, no big deal. Part of the reason I wasn't too crazy about this stunt.
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    Agree 100%. For the general public, 2 hours has...

    Agree 100%. For the general public, 2 hours has been broken. When it really happens, no big deal. Part of the reason I wasn't too crazy about this stunt.
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    Elliott was what, 21-22 when he retired? It...

    Elliott was what, 21-22 when he retired? It would have been interesting to see what he could have done to the 5000 record (13:35) at age 24-5.
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    50.7 for 440 yards.

    50.7 for 440 yards.
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    So, if he ran 2 miles plus 16 feet, what was his...

    So, if he ran 2 miles plus 16 feet, what was his time at the 2 mile mark??
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    YES, the great Arthur Wint. Athlete, fighter...

    YES, the great Arthur Wint. Athlete, fighter pilot, doctor, and diplomat. The first Jamaican to win a gold medal. He joined the RAF in 1942, earned his pilot wings in 1944, and separated from the...
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    YES, Hanns Braun is correct! In the 1908...

    YES, Hanns Braun is correct! In the 1908 Olympics, he won a bronze in the 800 meters. The he and his teammates places second in the 1600m relay (200m, 200m, 400m, and 800m). Braun anchored for the...
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    Same here.

    Same here.
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    Lord Burghley/ Burlley (sp?)

    Lord Burghley/ Burlley (sp?)
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    Next clue: both athletes competed in events >...

    Next clue: both athletes competed in events > 100m and <5000m.
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    Time for a clue. Both athletes were track and...

    Time for a clue. Both athletes were track and field pioneers in their respective countries. One was the first athlete from his country to win an Olympic medal. The other was the first world class...
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    I'm sure it increases your chances of being a...

    I'm sure it increases your chances of being a pilot. I think almost half of the grads go on to pilot training . . . so yea, that figure might be a little low. I'm sure it fluctuates year to year. A...
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    Group Captain DON FINLAY is correct. He...

    Group Captain DON FINLAY is correct. He participated in 3 Olympic Games. In Los Angeles, he won the Bronze in the 110m Hurdles. In Berlin, he took the Silver. In '48 (Team Captain) he also ran...
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    Eddie Southern and Bill Dellinger both served in...

    Eddie Southern and Bill Dellinger both served in the USAF. Looks like 2 years. Can't find any info that they were pilots.

    CLIFF CUSHMAN--YES. Silver medalist in 400m Hurdles in Rome Olympics. ...
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    You know, I hadn't really considered Ashenfelter....

    You know, I hadn't really considered Ashenfelter. I knew he was in the US Army Air forces, and knew he was some type of instructor, but didn't think he was a pilot. But after a little research,...
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    Trivia Question: Fighter Pilots

    Can you name four fighter pilots who were Olympic medalists in Track and Field? (note: there may have been more than four, but that's the number I came up with.)
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    Yea, but a 16 year old (so a soph/junior) ran...

    Yea, but a 16 year old (so a soph/junior) ran 8:39 back in '83.
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    Hmm, I remember when a 16 old ran 8:39.

    Hmm, I remember when a 16 old ran 8:39.
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    That's a beautifully wriiten article by McFadden!...

    That's a beautifully wriiten article by McFadden! He's got the gift. There's also a great article about Horace Ashenfelter in Ron Clarke's book, "The Lonely Breed." Think I'll re-read it again...
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    Don't forget the 16 year old from Norway in the...

    Don't forget the 16 year old from Norway in the mile. Big brother in the race too. This kid could break 4 minutes.
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    Richmond Flowers?

    Richmond Flowers?
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    Then I'd say those are the best German and...

    Then I'd say those are the best German and Australian HS records ever. The best American HS record? Whatever mark came closest to the WR at that time--provided we're not talking early 20th Century,...
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    I think whatever HS record is/was closest to the...

    I think whatever HS record is/was closest to the world record at the time it was set, is the best HS record. What record that is, I don't know. But I agree, Ryun's mark is superior to Webb's in...
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    Did he really split 21.6, 50.5 enroute to 1:49.2?

    Did he really split 21.6, 50.5 enroute to 1:49.2?
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