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July 241908 - John Hayes wins the Olympic marathon in a record of 2 hours, 55 minutes, 18.4 seconds...in Montreal.1976 - Mac Wilkins of the United States sets an Olympic record in the discus with a toss of 224 feet in Montreal.1977...

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Today In Sports History

...Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey becomes first weightlifter in Olympic history to win three gold medals. Suleymanoglu wins the 141-pound...Palace Grand Prix in London for her latest world record. The Olympic champion easily clears 16 feet, 4¾ inches on her first attempt...

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Frank edges Elliott on Ben Blackgoat course

...on a brisk jaunt along Juneau trails, loved his teammates, inspired runners who were not the greatest, and who also had Olympic dreams.The four-mile water station was overseen by Breea Mearig and her sister Meagan DeSloover. Mearig was a freshman...

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Local Sports Schedule

...BASEBALLHome, Cancelled.SWIMMINGHome, Fitter Faster Swim Clinic for ages 12 and over, hosted by Glacier Swim Club and featuring Olympic athletes. Contact Glacier Swim Club at 523-0840 to register or go to www.gsc-swim.org.TUESDAY, JULY 22-27GCll...

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Unbroken

Opens Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 Synopsis: Angelina Jolie directs this true life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Joel and Ethan Coen provide the script. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Jack O'Connell Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Foxcatcher

Opens Friday, Nov 14, 2014 Synopsis: Steve Carell steps into dramatic territory with this docudrama about John du Pont, the schizophrenic millionaire who infamously shot and killed his friend and Olympic gold-medal wrestler Dave Schultz before locking himself in his mansion as police officers negotiated his surrender for two days. Moneyball's Bennett Miller directed from a script by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Photo: Cross That Bridge

...four or seven mile runs. A story and more photos will run when results are available. Ben Blackgoat was a Juneau-Douglas High School runner with Olympic dreams when he died in a Nov. 27, 1996, training accident on Perseverance Trail.

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Glacier Swim Club hosts Olympic athletes

...Three-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce, two-time Olympic medalist Klete Keller and Olympic Trials finalist Rob Margalis are part of the...and 26-time All American, is a four-time Olympic silver medalist (4x100-meter freestyle and...

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Today in sports history

...Jacques Rogge, a Belgian surgeon and Olympic sailor with a squeaky-clean reputation...Samaranch as president of the International Olympic Committee.2005 - In Las Vegas, Jermain...women, who had appealed the International Olympic Committee's decision to disqualify them...

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Local Sports Schedule

...ages 11 and under, hosted by Glacier Swim Club and featuring Olympic athletes. Contact Glacier Swim Club at 523-0840 to register...ages 12 and over, hosted by Glacier Swim Club and featuring Olympic athletes. Contact Glacier Swim Club at 523-0840 to register...

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