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  • Died of Polio

    I was a world class athlete who died of polio at age 22 in 1930.

    Who knows who I am without googling?

  • #2
    I know the answer from your Tweet elsewhere. Extremely sad story. I'm sure dj knows.

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    • #3
      I know; but I have a big unfair advantage here.

      Would guess DoubleRBar knows.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
        I know; but I have a big unfair advantage here.

        Would guess DoubleRBar knows.
        An athlete from Finland?

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        • #5
          Not a Finn. Young ex-Stanford vaulter, graduated at age 20.

          At least I think that’s who we’re talking about. But I culdnt have come up with polio as a cause of death.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dj View Post
            Not a Finn. Young ex-Stanford vaulter, graduated at age 20.

            At least I think that’s who we’re talking about. But I culdnt have come up with polio as a cause of death.
            Cause of death was described as infantile paralysis in the newspaper.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LopenUupunut View Post
              I know; but I have a big unfair advantage here.
              What is your big unfair advantage concerning a US pole vaulter who attended Stanford?

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              • #8
                Why don't you folks who know the answer tell us the answer instead of telling us you know the answer.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post
                  What is your big unfair advantage concerning a US pole vaulter who attended Stanford?
                  I've asked this question in the past from the opposite direction (what did X die of?); so it's not much different from answering my own quiz. (Also, I wrote the original Wiki article on him.)

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                  • #10
                    Link to an article about his death: https://twitter.com/polevaultpower/s...88809904304129

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                    • #11
                      Great puzzler, Becca!
                      You really ARE a student of the PV!!
                      LOL

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

                        Cause of death was described as infantile paralysis in the newspaper.
                        Which is another name for polio.
                        Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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