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    Close in a way, because the miler went to Kansas. But it wasn't Ryun, nor was it as late as 1968.
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    I had thought of Glenn Cunningham.
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    Tom O'Hara?
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    It's either Cunningham or Santee.
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    If Santee-- and I don't know -- I would guess 1955 bc of his 'Ryun-parallel' medal at Pan-Am games that year. At least I think he did that, now that this thread has prompted the memory.
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    Maybe that's what Santee got thrown out of the amateur ranks for: the AAU asking the same question as us, why'd he run at a meet in Salt Lake City?
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    Dear Master Pro: Tom O'Hara did run an amazing altitude mile in 1963 in Albuquerque which is around 5300 feet above sea level. He ran 4:04.8 when WR by Snell was 3:54.4 (I calculated a 95.8% of WR time). Unfortunately O'Hara was DQ in race for having his left foot go over flag at end of turn before cutting to the pole lane. As I recall the flag went between his two feet which probably gave him a two inch advantage???.
    I ran like I had a piano on my back after two laps and ran 91.2% for the mile that meet. Not fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Po View Post
    If Santee-- and I don't know -- I would guess 1955 bc of his 'Ryun-parallel' medal at Pan-Am games that year. At least I think he did that, now that this thread has prompted the memory.
    That would make sense. The Pan-Am Games were in Mexico City that year, so he might well have wanted to do some altitude racing before then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midwestfan View Post
    Dear Master Pro: Tom O'Hara did run an amazing altitude mile in 1963 in Albuquerque which is around 5300 feet above sea level. He ran 4:04.8 when WR by Snell was 3:54.4 (I calculated a 95.8% of WR time). Unfortunately O'Hara was DQ in race for having his left foot go over flag at end of turn before cutting to the pole lane. As I recall the flag went between his two feet which probably gave him a two inch advantage???.
    I ran like I had a piano on my back after two laps and ran 91.2% for the mile that meet. Not fun.
    1) Yes, but you did beat O'Hara

    2) Flags in a mile race?
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    Thanks midwestfan for the Tom O'Hara story. Even though I guessed him, I did not know that one.

    Also a word of explanation on my two conflicting guesses -- I guessed O'Hara before I saw the Kansas update from dj. And then of course the partial guess re Santee after being prompted by others. It's a good quiz.
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