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    Happy birthday today (Monday) to two Olympic champions who won Olympic gold medals in the same event some 32 years apart.

    The older of the two athletes died at the age of 56 while the younger person turns 75 today.

    Both athletes set world records on a Friday in winning that Olympic gold medal in the same event and both people were 22 years old when winning that Olympic medal.

    One of the two athletes won the Olympic gold medal just three days before turning 23.

    Fifteen months after the younger athlete won the Olympic gold medal, the older athlete died in the same city where the younger champion won Olympic gold.

    Don't worry about the hurdles when thinking of their Olympic event.

    You might like to know that the older person turned 32 the day the younger champion was born.

    Name both of these Olympic champions.
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    Bill Carr and Ulis Williams?
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    LopenUupunut, you got them. Bill Carr and Ulis Williams both won Olympic gold medals in the four by 400 relay 32 years apart. Of course Carr also won the 400 in Los Angeles (1932) and Williams was fifth place in the Tokyo (1964) 400. Nice job, LopenUupunut.
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    Fun fact: although Carr won the 400 at both the U.S. Olympic Trials and the Olympics, he was only in the 4x4 relay pool as an alternate; he got the opportunity to run after Arnold Adams withdrew with a sore foot.
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    Very good, LopenUupunut. The U.S. winning time (3:08.2) was a world record and the first time ever under 3:10. When Ulis Williams ran the third leg on the 1964 Olympic team, the winning time of 3:00.7 was also a world record, but not quite under 3:00.00.
    When was 3 minutes broken for the first time, where did it happen, and who were the four members of that world record team?
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    I was going to write 1967 in Los Angeles. Got the venue correct but not the year, and I wouldn't have come up with all four members of the team on the first try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRBar View Post
    Very good, LopenUupunut. The U.S. winning time (3:08.2) was a world record and the first time ever under 3:10. When Ulis Williams ran the third leg on the 1964 Olympic team, the winning time of 3:00.7 was also a world record, but not quite under 3:00.00.
    When was 3 minutes broken for the first time, where did it happen, and who were the four members of that world record team?
    Let me take a shot at this !

    It was 1966, at the meet in Cal. that replaced the cancelled USSR meet. Time was 2:59.6, and the runners were.... now it gets hard... I would be guessing now, so I'll let someone else fill in the blanks.
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    KDFINE, you are correct about Los Angeles (Coliseum). The year was 1966 (July) and dukehjsteve got that correct.

    The four men might take some time to name, but go ahead and try.
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    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 record occurred at the earlier meet?
    Last edited by EastBayprepoftheweek67; 10-25-2016 at 03:19 AM.
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    Jim Ryun 3:51.3
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