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    RIP Laszlo Tabori
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    Very sad news to report. Laszlo Tabori passed away today in Los Angeles. More info to come soon.
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    remember seeing him on a number of occasions at the 2 LA indoor meets in the 60's. would have turned 87 on July 6.
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    Laszlo Tabori was a very good man. He was living in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County), but I'm not sure that's where he died. His 3:59.0 mile in London was the fastest mile run in 1959. I remember when he had a running store in Los Angeles County. Tabori was in the mile at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in February of 1962 when Jim Beatty became the first to run the mile under four minutes indoors.
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    This is 1955 race in White City where he finished 3:59.0. Enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIMRSS354VE
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRBar View Post
    He was living in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County), but I'm not sure that's where he died.
    AP report says he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
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    My memory says I saw Tabori win the 3 mile at the Nationals at Randall's Island NYC in 1961.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wamego relays champ View Post
    AP report says he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
    Thanx, WRC
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukehjsteve View Post
    My memory says I saw Tabori win the 3 mile at the Nationals at Randall's Island NYC in 1961.
    I was there that day. First track meet that I ever attended. Just checked my program. Yes he won in 13:50.0. Max Trues was more than 2 second back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GHM View Post
    This is 1955 race in White City where he finished 3:59.0. Enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIMRSS354VE
    Yes, he was a good guy, probably the most personable of the three great Hungarians. 1955 was his greatest year. Best Mile time, but he ran WR, 3.40.8 1500, superior to the mile time. Iharos also had run 3.40.8 that year but Tabori's time came in a great race against Denmark's Gunnar Nielsen at Bislet in Oslo. Both got 3.40.8 in that race and Tabori was the winner. But then the outrageous Soviet invasion in 1956 ruined the whole thing for them. Rozsavolgyi did set a WR in the 1500 in '56 and got Silver at that distance at Rome 1960.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDFINE View Post
    I was there that day. First track meet that I ever attended. Just checked my program. Yes he won in 13:50.0. Max Trues was more than 2 second back.
    I was there too, but it was not the first track meet I ever attended.
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