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    Quote Originally Posted by Master403 View Post
    1) Yes, but you did beat O'Hara

    2) Flags in a mile race?
    No I was never near O'Hara. Groth got 2nd and the gold medal, I believe in around 4:05.2

    I remember there were tiny red flags ( maybe 10-12 inches) at the 1500 meter line at end of first turn, pushed into the dirt track at each side of lane lines. We were to stay in your lane around the first turn and break for the pole after you pass through the two flags in your lane. O'Hara must have hugged inside of his lane and his left leg/foot landed on or just outside of flag as he broke for pole. No one knew he was DQ until minutes after the race
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    #22
    Wiki sez Cunningham retired in 1940, so this had to be before that.
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    #23
    Quote Originally Posted by midwestfan View Post
    No I was never near O'Hara.
    He was DQed. You beat him. Skip the details next time you tell the story. That's what I'd do.

    Quote Originally Posted by midwestfan View Post
    I remember there were tiny red flags ( maybe 10-12 inches) at the 1500 meter line at end of first turn, pushed into the dirt track at each side of lane lines. We were to stay in your lane around the first turn and break for the pole after you pass through the two flags in your lane.
    I learn something new every day on these boards. My mile races go back to 1961, and I have never seen or heard of such a start.
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    #24
    Sorry, I gave the answer yesterday but apparently never posted it.

    Indeed, the story was about Glenn Cunningham, in 1939.
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    #25
    To show that what is often thought of as new is merely something forgotten, there were similar stories about the affects of altitude when the AAU men's championships were run at Denver in 1929.
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    #26
    Quote Originally Posted by dj View Post
    Sorry, I gave the answer yesterday but apparently never posted it.
    Gave it to whom? Not to us! :-)
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