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    Happy birthday today (Monday) to two Olympic champions with a total of 100 years since their births.

    By the way, these two were born approximately 5,324 miles (8,568 km) apart.

    One of our birthday athletes was six years old when the other was born.

    Our birthday champions own a total of two Olympic gold medals and competed in a total of five Olympic Games.

    Yes, these athletes did compete in the same Olympic Games, but only once.

    The older athlete was 26 when winning a gold medal at the World Championships.

    These two people competed in similar events, but definitely not the same events.

    You might already know that both of these athletes won Olympic gold on the same continent where the other athlete was born.

    Did I tell you that one of our birthday champions was voted as the Track & Field News Athlete of the Year?

    Time to name both Olympic champions on this third Monday of September.
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    Hmm, since you did not tell us to ignore the hurdles, one of them might be Kevin Young.
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    Happy 53rd birthday today to Kevin Young and very good, Olli. Kevin Young competed in Seoul (1988) where he was fourth place in the 400 hurdles. Of course he won the Olympic gold medal in Barcelona four years later (1992). Kevin Young did become one of Track & Field New's "Athlete of the Year".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRBar View Post
    Happy 53rd birthday today to Kevin Young and very good, Olli. Kevin Young competed in Seoul (1988) where he was fourth place in the 400 hurdles. Of course he won the Olympic gold medal in Barcelona four years later (1992). Kevin Young did become one of Track & Field New's "Athlete of the Year".
    Evidently, the other person won gold at Atlanta. Judging roughly by the distance mentioned, the other person belongs to Western Europe. One guess would be Rodal of Norway. No idea whether he and K Young competed in five Olys, and whether Rodal tried the hurdles, or Young was a serious half miler.
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    Happy birthday (47) today to Vebjorn Rodal of Norway. Nice work, catson52. Rodal won the 1996 Atlanta Olympic men's 800. He also ran the 800 in Barcelona (1992) and again in Sydney (2000), however he did not make the Olympic final in those two Games.

    I say Young and Rodal's events are similar because some 400 hurdlers are also pretty good at the 800. In fact, some 400 hurdlers use the 800 in their training.

    Good job, catson52.
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