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justthefacts
RE: RIP Horace Ashenfelter

1955 wrote:

I suspect most of the TR audience won't know who he was. I only know of him from reading about him, but his 1952 Olympic steeplechase victory was certainly one of, if not the, biggest US international distance running upsets. RIP.


Kind and gentle man, besides being a very good athlete. We used to chat at meets where he officiated. Never once let on to his running background (although I knew, having read about him in Track and Field News). Sad to see another great one pass. Also knew his son, who is a doctor and same personality. Great family.

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