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September 19, 1936 - October 2007
Fort Myers, Florida
| Age 71
Al Oerter was destined to become an athlete, although he often wondered what he might have been if not for a chance meeting with a discus.
"I could throw a baseball, a football or a golf ball a country mile," Oerter told the Associated Press in an interview last year. "It was just easy to throw anything."
The discus great who won gold medals in four straight Olympics to become one of track and field's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s, died Monday of heart failure, less...
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