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  1. With a standard 1.8 miles, it was a lot easier to...

    With a standard 1.8 miles, it was a lot easier to compare various athletes. Quite a few runners ran high school cross country at the Pierce College course.
  2. I believe the 1.8 mile course was fairly standard...

    I believe the 1.8 mile course was fairly standard in the Los Angeles area.
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    My cousin's wife (she turned 76 last March) told...

    My cousin's wife (she turned 76 last March) told me that she has never been to a track meet in her life. She grew up in Los Angeles.
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    Very impressive. Basketball is gaining on...

    Very impressive. Basketball is gaining on football.
  5. I'm not sure why we didn't run 2.0 miles in cross...

    I'm not sure why we didn't run 2.0 miles in cross country, but that's the distance (1.8) we ran at Pierce College (Woodland Hills). All our cross country meets were on Thursdays. I know other...
  6. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    Good eyes, huntinwr. I skipped Dallas Long's...

    Good eyes, huntinwr. I skipped Dallas Long's gold medal.
  7. I'm sure some of you still remember "The Los...

    I'm sure some of you still remember "The Los Angeles Times" having front sports page coverage of track and field. It wasn't just the front page with several pages of articles and photographs. ...
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    Very good, LopenUupunut. Lee Barnes was born 113...

    Very good, LopenUupunut. Lee Barnes was born 113 years ago today in Salt Lake City. He was still 17 years old when he won the Olympic pole vault in Paris (1924). He died three days after...
  9. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    I don't remember anything about the television...

    I don't remember anything about the television broadcast, just the results of the meet.
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    Olli, you are correct on the years and the...

    Olli, you are correct on the years and the nationality.
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    It is.

    It is.
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    Monday, Monday

    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Monday and died on a Monday at the age of 64.

    This champion competed in two Olympic Games, but never in any of the Olympic...
  13. Thread: 1964 AAU's

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    The 1964 AAU Championships were, I believe, held...

    The 1964 AAU Championships were, I believe, held in New Jersey. I think the meet was at Rutgers University in New Jersey (I lived in California at the time and had just graduated from high school). ...
  14. Yes, lonewolf, this was very normal in Southern...

    Yes, lonewolf, this was very normal in Southern California in the early 1960's. I would say Southern California was the center of U.S. track and field at that time and not just in high school.

    I...
  15. Thread: Chi Heorot

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    Very good, trackCanuck. Adam Nelson turned 44...

    Very good, trackCanuck. Adam Nelson turned 44 years old on July 7th. Hopefully everyone knows he now owns an Olympic gold medal in the shot put from Athens (not Georgia) in 2004. I don't keep...
  16. Thread: Chi Heorot

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    Let's put it this way. Who turned 44 years old...

    Let's put it this way. Who turned 44 years old on Sunday, July 7 and won the Olympic gold medal after not winning the Olympic gold medal?
  17. Thread: Chi Heorot

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    Maybe if someone can rearrange these seven...

    Maybe if someone can rearrange these seven letters (GONE LOB), it might help to answer the question: Who won an Olympic gold medal and turned 44 on Monday?
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    I'm a bit older than six and I too, very much...

    I'm a bit older than six and I too, very much enjoyed the Pre Classic announcing.
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    That's what you might call "neat and tidy".

    That's what you might call "neat and tidy".
  20. Thread: Big Event

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    Very good, rhymans. Iolanda Balas did set a...

    Very good, rhymans. Iolanda Balas did set a world high jump record ( it was 1.90 or 6' 2 3/4") on July 8, 1961 in Budapest, Hungary.

    My clue said, "Carl Lewis had nothing to do with this "Big...
  21. Thread: Big Event

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    I can tell you that this "Big Event" was not in...

    I can tell you that this "Big Event" was not in the running events. Note that I said the event was not in the men's high jump.
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    Second leg.

    Second leg.
  23. Thread: Big Event

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    Another good guess, Master403, but it wasn't the...

    Another good guess, Master403, but it wasn't the men's high jump nor was it in Moscow. Brumel set a world record (2.24 or 7' 4 1/4") eight days after our "Big Event". Brumel did not win the...
  24. Thread: Big Event

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    Very good guess, rhymans, but Boston's world mark...

    Very good guess, rhymans, but Boston's world mark in Moscow happened eight days after our "Big Event" in another European capital. It was't the long jump and remember, Boston did not win Olympic...
  25. Thread: Big Event

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    Big Event

    This month's (July) "Big Event" happened 58 years ago today. It was just one week after the birth of Carl Lewis, but this "Big Event" did not happen in North America.

    No hurdles were involved in...
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