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    How did you know his middle name, jmdjmd? Very...

    How did you know his middle name, jmdjmd? Very good. Bob King was born 113 years ago yesterday (Thursday) and yes, he did win the 1928 high jump.
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    Stanford In The News

    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who was born 113 years ago today and died at the age of 59.

    This champion shares the same initials as another Olympic champion who won...
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    I believe Jim Bush had some influence on Quincy...

    I believe Jim Bush had some influence on Quincy and his move to the 400. At Taft High School, he was second in the state meet 100 (10.59) during his sophomore year. His junior year he won the...
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    Happy birthday today to Quincy Watts (49) and...

    Happy birthday today to Quincy Watts (49) and nice job, cladthin. If you were lucky enough to see Quincy run in the early 1990's, you remember how smooth he was. His semi-final 400 in Barcelona...
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    Wayne County

    Happy 49th birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who won an Olympic gold medal on a Wednesday and another one three days later.

    This athlete competed in only one Olympic Games, but did...
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    Very well done, jmdjmd. Glenn Morris was born...

    Very well done, jmdjmd. Glenn Morris was born 107 years ago yesterday. Morris started out as a 400 meter hurdler, but learned to pole vault and soon moved to the decathlon. He broke the world...
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    Pre Classic is set for a very fast men's 400. ...

    Pre Classic is set for a very fast men's 400. Weather at Stanford should be good. If there's not too much wind, the winning time might be close to 43.29 (the world record M.J. broke).
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    It's true that this athlete competed in only one...

    It's true that this athlete competed in only one Olympics and that this person was the second born of seven children.
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    Elbert County

    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Tuesday 107 years ago, but died about 45 years ago at the age of 61.

    Our birthday athlete set a world record in winning that...
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    Sounds good to me.

    Sounds good to me.
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    Happy birthday to Mildrette Netter yesterday. ...

    Happy birthday to Mildrette Netter yesterday. She turned 71 years old and yes, she ran the third leg on the winning four by 100 relay in Mexico City (1968). That's very impressive, jmdjmd without...
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    Yes, Nemeth shares the same initials as our...

    Yes, Nemeth shares the same initials as our birthday person. You already have clues that this person didn't hurdle in the Olympics and that this is not an easy answer. Usually when I say that, it...
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    Yes, Olli, you have the correct Games (Mexico...

    Yes, Olli, you have the correct Games (Mexico 1968). I told you that this would not be easy, but I believe someone knows the answer. You also have the right initials.
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    Same Event

    Happy 71st birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who won Olympic gold on a Sunday and competed in the next Olympic Games in that same event.

    Our birthday athlete did not compete in any of...
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    Hayes won two Olympic gold medals in one Olympic...

    Hayes won two Olympic gold medals in one Olympic Games. Ryun won one Olympic silver medal in three Olympic Games.
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    Ray Barbuti is it. Very good, tandfman and...

    Ray Barbuti is it. Very good, tandfman and thank you, Tuariki for the correct clue. Barbuti won two gold medals at the 1928 Olympic Games (400 and he anchored the four by 400 relay to a world...
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    Might be Michel Jazy's 3:53.6 from, I believe,...

    Might be Michel Jazy's 3:53.6 from, I believe, 1965.
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    Happy 54th birthday yesterday to Gwen Torrence...

    Happy 54th birthday yesterday to Gwen Torrence and very well done, thedoorknobbroke. Gwen Torrence ran in three Olympic Games (Seoul, Barcelona, and Atlanta). She competed (in Barcelona) in the...
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    You think it's legit.

    You think it's legit.
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    New Cal Coach

    Robyne Johnson has been named as the new Cal coach replacing Tony Sandoval who is retiring. Robyne Johnson use to be an assistant coach at Cal several years ago and she was a pretty good triple...
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    Thank you, paw.

    Thank you, paw.
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    Runners Blast Great Times

    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to two Olympic champions who ran the same event at the Olympic Games some 64 years apart.

    The older of these two athletes was 60 when the younger one was born.
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    Ryun ran 8:25.2 for the two-mile at the Coliseum...

    Ryun ran 8:25.2 for the two-mile at the Coliseum Relays in May of 1966. About three weeks later in June, he won the mile at the Compton Invitational (L.A. Coliseum) in 3:53.7 (fastest...
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    Thank you, paw!

    Thank you, paw!
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    Ryun's American Junior Record

    Jim Ryun still holds the American junior record for the two-mile (8:25.2) which he set at the 1966 Coliseum Relays in Los Angeles (May 13). I have tried to find a video of that race, but haven't...
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