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Keep Your Volunteer Runners

Postby DoubleRBar » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:54 am

Here's another double birthday salute for a couple of Olympic champions with a total of 86 years between them. Both athletes are still alive today and the younger of the two celebrates today with a zero at the end of this athlete's age.

Each of our two athletes has one Olympic gold medal. These two Olympic gold medals were won at different Games.

The younger of the two owns a bronze medal from the World Championships. The older of two still holds the world record in the event in which this person won the Olympic gold medal.

Our older athlete was born six years before the younger gold medalist. This older athlete went to the same high school as another athlete who won three Olympic gold medals in 1988.

One athlete has nothing to do with the hurdles while the other has everything to do with the hurdles.

Can you name both birthday athletes? Go ahead.
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Re: Keep Your Volunteer Runners

Postby rhymans » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:27 pm

Kevin Young is the older one
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Re: Keep Your Volunteer Runners

Postby DoubleRBar » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:39 pm

You are correct, rhymans. Happy birthday today (Sunday) to Kevin Young. Mr. Young turns 46 years old this day and, of course, set the current world record at the 400 meter hurdles in Spain in 1992.

The other birthday athlete for today won his gold medal in the United States and was born in the Olympic year of Munich.

No way you can miss this.
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Re: Keep Your Volunteer Runners

Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:54 pm

Sure we can miss the other one ! Don't know that it's a USA'er, don't know gender.

So it's guessing time, starting with a) it's a USA'er, and b) it's a guy. But's it's Atlanta for sure.

That narrows it down to Kenny Harrison. Don't know that he won a WC bronze, but maybe.
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Re: Keep Your Volunteer Runners

Postby DoubleRBar » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:53 pm

Two important clues you need to examine. First, look closely at the subject title. Secondly, note the two dark words in the last clue. You can get it.
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Re: Keep Your Volunteer Runners

Postby mcgato » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:17 am

Vebjorn Rodal
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Re: Keep Your Volunteer Runners

Postby DoubleRBar » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:52 am

Vebjorn Rodal it was, mcgato. Happy birthday yesterday (Sunday) to the winner of the men's 800 in Atlanta (1996). NIce job, mcgato.
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