Fast Joggers Enter Montreal


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Fast Joggers Enter Montreal

Postby DoubleRBar » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:16 am

Happy birthday today (Friday) to two Olympic champions born a total of 191 years ago today. Let's call the older of the two athlete "A" and the younger of the two athlete "B".

Athlete "A" won Olympic gold in Europe and was born in California. Athlete "B" was born on a Wednesday and won two Olympic gold medals in North America.

Still alive today, athlete "B" is not yet 60 years old. Athlete "A" died about three months after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was first inaugurated as our president.

Ulysses Simpson Grant was our president when athlete "A" was born on a Saturday. Athlete "B" set more than one world record.

Unscramble the following six letters to get the name of athlete "B"'s son who was born two days before athlete "B"'s 40th birthday. AJNLIU.

The city where athlete "B" was born got its name from a signer of the United States Constitution. Athlete "A" was a distant relative of George Washington.

Neither athlete won Olympic gold in field events. One of the two did compete in the hurdles.

Asia is where athlete "B" took the bronze medal in the Olympic Games. Athlete "A" died on a Friday in Pennsylvania at the age of 54.

Winning Olympic medals in three different Olympic Games, athlete "B" is considered one of the all-time best athletes in a certain event. Athlete "A" went to Princeton University, won an Olympic gold medal, and became a lawyer.

Sixteen Olympic gold medals (not counting 1906) were won by Americans in athlete "A"'s event. Athlete "A" was the second of these sixteen gold medals.

Eighteen Olympic gold medals were won by Americans in athlete "B"'s event. Athlete "B" was number twelve and thirteen to win Olympic gold medals.

Surely you have enough clues to get these two, but please don't call me Shirley.
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Re: Fast Joggers Enter Montreal

Postby dukehjsteve » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:02 am

Think I've figured out B as Edwin Moses.
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Re: Fast Joggers Enter Montreal

Postby DoubleRBar » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:58 pm

Very good, dukehjsteve and happy birthday today to Edwin Moses. Edwin turns 57 today. That means that athlete "A" was born 134 years ago today. He won his Olympic gold medal in an event which is very popular in the United States (and Jamaica and many other countries, too). A lot of people may have never heard of this Olympic champion, but he was a good athlete.
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Re: Fast Joggers Enter Montreal

Postby LopenUupunut » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:22 pm

Frank Jarvis?
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Re: Fast Joggers Enter Montreal

Postby DoubleRBar » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:23 pm

LopenUupunut, you got him. It is Frank Jarvis. Jarvis won the 100 meters in Paris (1900). Arthur Duffey of the U.S. was probably the best sprinter in the world at that time and was leading the final when he pulled up with a torn tendon. Jarvis went on the win the final in 11.0.
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