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USATF flashback: 17-year-old Gerry Lindgren of Spokane throws scare into record-setting Ron Clarke in 1964 race

Lindgren of spokane throws scare into record-setting clarke in 1964 race. Australian distance great Ron Clarke set the first of his 17 outdoor world records in 1963, but he came to the United States for the 1964 indoor season to work on his competitive chops for the upcoming Olympic Games – and in the 3-mile run at the AAU championships in New York he found an unlikely foil in Spokane high schooler Gerry Lindgren.
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