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    Happy birthday today (Friday) to two Olympic champions with a total age of 114 years.

    These two competed in a total of five Olympic Games.

    They own a total of two Olympic gold medals.

    Their age when winning the Olympic gold medals was a total of 56 years.

    From one of their birth sites to the other's birth site is approximately 4,008 miles (6,450 km).

    One of these two athletes was born in the same continent where this person won that Olympic gold medal.

    Our birthday athletes did not compete in the same Olympic Games.

    The older person was 18 years old when the younger champion was born.

    You might already know that one of our birthday people won an Olympic bronze medal and that athlete did not compete in the Olympic hurdles.

    I can tell you that the younger individual was 25 when winning that Olympic gold medal.

    This is not rocket science, so go ahead and name (without any research) our two birthday athletes for this first day of March.
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    Allen Johnson
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    Happy 48th birthday today (Friday) to Allen Johnson. Very good, mcgato. Johnson, as you know, ran in three Olympics (1996, 2000, and 2004). He won the gold in the 110 hurdles in Atlanta (he was born in Washington, D.C.) and came in fourth in Sydney. He didn't make the final in Athens (2004).
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    So, we know that the athlete was born in '53, champion in '84, origin outside of North America from non-boycotting country, initials RD, non-hurdler. I think I might be right this time. Dannenberg?
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
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    Happy birthday today to Rolf Danneberg (66) and nice going, Pego. Danneberg won the Olympic gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Games in the discus. Four years later in Seoul, he took the bronze medal. In Los Angeles he beat Mac Wilkins (silver) and John Powell (bronze). Powell had no fouls in the final and his top throw was his last. Wilkins had three fouls in the final and his best was in the fifth round. Danneberg had two fouls in the final and he won the gold with his fourth round throw. Danneberg was third place in the German Trials, so to say his win was a slight upset is an understatement.
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