1500 m and... rifle shooting !


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1500 m and... rifle shooting !

Postby jmd » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:55 am

He was born 139 years ago, yes just yesterday... on April 8.

At the OG, he competed in 800m, 1500m, marathon and... rifle shooting !

Recordman of the world on 1500m, he won a bronze medal, behind an Australian

and an American !

Oh, he was French !

Do you know who was this athlete ?
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Re: 1500 m and... rifle shooting !

Postby KDFINE » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:24 pm

Not that I have any idea as to the answer, but does this relate to the Current Events Verzbicas thread? Did this guy compete in athletics and rifle shooting at the same games?
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Re: 1500 m and... rifle shooting !

Postby jmd » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:31 pm

Yes KDFINE, it was at the same games,
a long time ago !
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Re: 1500 m and... rifle shooting !

Postby rhymans » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:00 am

Albin (with a b) Lermusiaux
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Re: 1500 m and... rifle shooting !

Postby jmd » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:43 am

Yes Rhymans, congratulations, Albin Lermusiaux was the man !

Recordman of the world on 1500m, with 4'10" 2/5 in 1896,
he won the bronze medal in Athens.
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