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    Dwight Stones
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    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who was born 110 years ago today, did not win Olympic gold in the hurdles, and died at the age of 70.

    Our birthday athlete competed in three Olympic Games and in two events.

    This champion has an unusual distinction in Olympic track & field history.

    Can you name this Olympian? Give it a try.
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    Since the clue is a high jumper i'm taking a wild guess at Harold Osborn.
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    Whoever it is, its not Osborn.
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    No, it is not Harold Osborn. This birthday athlete did not compete in Paris (1924). I can tell you that Dwight Stones and our birthday person graduated from the same school. I know I will give it away, but I will tell you that this birthday champion won Olympic medals in all three Olympics that this person competed. One of those medals was won just a few miles (less than 50 miles) from that school I mentioned.
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    Yes, that gives it away. Must be Frank Wykoff.
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    Frank Wykoff it is. He was born 110 years ago yesterday (Tuesday). Nice job, tandfman. Wykoff and Stones both graduated from Glendale High School in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. Frank Wykoff won three Olympic gold medals in three Olympic Games. He ran the first leg on the winning four by 100 relay in Amsterdam (1928). He anchored the winning four by 100 relay in Los Angeles (1932) and he anchored again in Berlin (1936). He was fourth place in the 100 in 1928 and fourth place in the 1936 100. He had quite an Olympic career.
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