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    Orville Atkins 1937-2018
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    Many time T&F Tour member and marathoner Orville Atkins passed away this week

    nice words on LetsRun and a good article here>
    https://runwestchester.wordpress.com...rville-atkins/
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    "squack and wineturtle get it"
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    I was on several TFN tours with Orville. He was a great guy and we had some interesting conversations about the old L.A. Track Club. Orville ran the 1965 Culver City Marathon at the age of 28. I was several minutes in back of him at the age of 19. He had a wonderful family and they usually accompanied him at the Olympic Games. I'm sorry to hear of his death.
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    I spent a lot of time with Orville on several of the World Championship tours along with the late Dr John Pagliano. Orville had the uncanny ability of being able to recall virtually every aspect of all the races in which he competed over the years. We were constantly amazed by his memory. He was a nice guy. RIP
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