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  • KDFINE
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    Soth was the only one of the four that didn't finish the race.

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  • cubehead
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    The story said he was lapped...

    Anyways he mentioned Dave Bank meaning Dick Bank, famous interloper on the Billy Mills radio broadcast.

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  • KDFINE
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    Correction: Frank Fitzpatrick of "The Philadelphia Inquirer."

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  • KDFINE
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    I was immediately turned off by Fitzsimmon's front page article about the 1959 US - Russian (sorry USSR) Track Meet in Philadelphia when he wrote that "The Russians Are Coming" was a mediocre movie. I guess he was never a movie critic. But on a major story of the meet he was wrong when he wrote that it appeared that Bob Soth finished second in the 10,000 (to Desyatchikov). Everyone knows that it was Max Truex.

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  • lonewolf
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    I don't think the author had ever heard of the sport before.

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