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    A question of altitude
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    After first competing at altitude, which Olympic medalist said this, and when?

    "The altitude bothered me in the third lap. It seemed like my breath only went down about a fourth of the way into my lungs".
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    Didn’t dj ask this question about a month ago? This is a good test of recent memory for us septuagenarians which is also a test for spelling at any age level.
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    Oops - well, I hadn't checked back on that. It means that I either have Alzheimer's (like my father before me), or my mind moves in similar ways to DJ [and as we've worked on various projects together over the last 35 years), I think that may be the case - or, I hope it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midwestfan View Post
    Didn’t dj ask this question about a month ago? This is a good test of recent memory for us septuagenarians which is also a test for spelling at any age level.
    One of the good things (one of few good things, I imagine) about turning 80 is that octogenarian is easier to spell. :-)
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    The quote was indeed identical to dj's quiz on August 8.

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discus...hlete-and-Year
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    One of the good things (one of few good things, I imagine) about turning 80 is that octogenarian is easier to spell. :-)
    Good point. But having just turned 60, I get to say sexagenarian for another decade. It embarrasses my adult children, and that is not always easy to do!
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    Richard--

    I meant to pm you yesterday when I first saw this, but forgot to hit the send button! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    One of the good things (one of few good things, I imagine) about turning 80 is that octogenarian is easier to spell.
    I cannot think of any good thing about it. Other than the alternative, that is .
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
    by Thomas Henry Huxley
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    looking forward to learning how to spell nonagenarian...
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    The nurse will be taking me back to my room soon, but before that, have a look at "Florimond Cornet" - a question which I definitely haven't pinched [accidentally] from DJ
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