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    Tom O’Hara RIP
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    Just received call from family that Tom O’Hara passed away last night. We were long time friends, running buddies, and shared same coach. He was an unbelievable athlete and determined runner who could have given Snell a race in1964 OG if he had not gotten sick days before qualifying heats.
    His memory will live on as the Chicago miler legend forever
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    Sorry to hear this news. Tom O'Hara was a great miler, especially indoors. I never got to meet him, but I did have the pleasure of seeing him run a few times.
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    That is very sad....felt honored to get to know him....
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    Quote Originally Posted by midwestfan View Post
    Just received call from family that Tom O’Hara passed away last night. We were long time friends, running buddies, and shared same coach. He was an unbelievable athlete and determined runner who could have given Snell a race in1964 OG if he had not gotten sick days before qualifying heats.
    His memory will live on as the Chicago miler legend forever
    Anyone have his date and place of death?
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    Tom passed away last night in his home, Lombard, iL. He had a slow progressive dementia and had previous coronary bypasses in last 5 years. Obituary notice being planned by family today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midwestfan View Post
    Tom passed away last night in his home, Lombard, iL. He had a slow progressive dementia and had previous coronary bypasses in last 5 years. Obituary notice being planned by family today.
    Thanx
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    A good friend of mine was a high school pal with Tom Sullivan at St. George's in Chicago. Tom just sent out a heartfelt e mail to many, tellling of his years-long friendship with O'Hara and the coaching they both received from Amidei. My friend shared that Sullivan e mail with me, but I don't feel it's right to publicly post it here.
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    bambam1729: This morning's Chicago Tribune August 29, 2019, Sports section page 6 has notice of "Rambler Set World Indoor Mile Mark: Tom O'Hara 1942-2019.
    Article from Loyola University notice of losing the "greatest Rambler of all-time".
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    Yes I just read that....nice obit in the sports section today.
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