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Olympic Hurdlers

July 1908: Mike Murphy (centre) chats with American 400 metre hurdlers Harry Hillman (left), who won the Olympic gold medal in 1904, and Charles Bacon during a training session at the 1908 London Olympics. Bacon won the event, breaking the world record with a time of 55.0 seconds. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Ewry Jumps

July 1908: US athlete Ray Ewry (1873 - 1937), at the Olympic Games held in London in 1908. A practitioner of the now arcane standing jumps, Ewry earned everlasting fame by winning a record ten Olympic gold medals in the Standing High Jump, Standing Triple Jump and Standing Long Jump. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Ray Ewry

23rd July 1908: Ray Ewry of the USA in action during the Standing High Jump event at the 1908 London Olympics, for which he won the gold medal. He also won a gold medal for the Standing Long Jump. He dominated these discontinued events and the discontinued Standing Triple Jump, winning eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908, and two more at the 'Intercalated' Olympics of 1906. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Ray Ewry

US athlete Ray Ewry, 20th July 1908. Ewry won the gold medal for the (standing) high jump at the London Olympics of 1908. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Martin Sheridan

Martin Sheridan of the USA preparing for the standing long jump event during a practice session at the 1908 London Olympics. Martin Sheridan won a silver medal at the 1906 Olympics at Athens and bronze medal at 1908 London Olympics. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Ray Ewry

7th July 1908: Ray Ewry of the USA in practice at the 1908 London Olympics. He won the gold medal for the Standing High Jump, as well as a gold medal for the Standing Long Jump. He dominated these discontinued events and the discontinued Standing Triple Jump, winning eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908, and two more at the 'Intercalated' Olympics of 1906. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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