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Dr Track's Day-In-Athletics Project

Item Report for 12/16

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  1. WR set by Percy Melville Thornton (GBR) in the 800 meter run on 12/16/1865 with a performance of 2:03.0 held at West London Cricket Ground in Brompton, London
  2. WR set by Percy Melville Thornton (GBR) in the 800 meter run on 12/16/1865 with a performance of 2:02.5 held at West London Cricket Ground in Brompton, London
  3. b. Ralph Hill (USA/Olympic Club/Oregon) on 12/16/1908
  4. b. John Thresher (GBR) on 12/16/1939
  5. b. Juan Hidalgo (ESP) on 12/16/1945
  6. b. Karl-Peter Schmidtke (FRG) on 12/16/1945
  7. b. Frank Kornatz (FRG) on 12/16/1946
  8. b. Vincent Edward (Vince) Matthews (USA/BOHAA) on 12/16/1947
  9. b. Vladimir Myerkushin (RUS) on 12/16/1947
  10. b. Karel Kolar (CZE) on 12/16/1955
  11. b. Richard McCandless (USA) on 12/16/1955
  12. b. Jean-Pierre Paumen (BEL) on 12/16/1956
  13. b. Tim Pinnick (USA) on 12/16/1957
  14. b. Yevgeniy Anikin (UZB) on 12/16/1958
  15. b. Marti Ten Kate (NED) on 12/16/1958
  16. b. Nikolay Musiyenko (UKR) on 12/16/1959
  17. b. Dragan Zdravkovic (YUG) on 12/16/1959
  18. b. Kerry Zimmermann (USA) on 12/16/1959
  19. b. Jeff Hess (USA) on 12/16/1960
  20. b. Viktor Baygush (UKR) on 12/16/1963
  21. b. Shin Nakashima (JPN) on 12/16/1963
  22. b. Heike Daute-Drechsler (GDR) on 12/16/1964
  23. b. Pierre Le Roux (RSA) on 12/16/1965
  24. b. Naoto Suzuki (JPN) on 12/16/1965
  25. b. Donovan Bailey (CAN) on 12/16/1967
  26. b. Indrek Kaseorg (EST) on 12/16/1967
  27. b. Kenjiro Jitsui (JPN) on 12/16/1968
  28. b. Gilmar Dos Santos (BRA) on 12/16/1970
  29. b. Steffen Brandis (GER) on 12/16/1973
  30. b. Tomasz Czubak (POL) on 12/16/1973
  31. b. Sergey Osovich (UKR) on 12/16/1973
  32. b. Ridha Amri (TUN) on 12/16/1976
  33. b. Charles Koech Bett (QAT) on 12/16/1976
  34. b. Jackline Maranga (KEN) on 12/16/1977
  35. b. Saidric Williams (USA) on 12/16/1981
  36. b. Hans Olav Uldal (NOR) on 12/16/1982
  37. b. Sammy Kiplagat (KEN) on 12/16/1988

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