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Dick Landon

Dick Landon (Track and field. Born, Salisbury, CT, Nov. 20, 1898; died, Lynbrook, NY, June 13, 1971.) A Yale star and I.C.4A. champion in the high jump, Richmond Wilcox Landon was a gold medalist in the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. Landon won the gold (despite some controversy) by being the only jumper to clear 6’4” (well […]

Lee Calhoun

Lee Calhoun (Track and field.  Born, Laurel, MS, Feb. 23, 1933; died, Erie, PA, June 21, 1989.)  As the first man to win the 110-meter hurdles twice (1956 and 1960) Lee Q. Calhoun was an Olympic hero.  Calhoun won several indoor hurdles events in New York, including at the 1956 Millrose Games.  He was an assistant […]

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