#STORY ‘ Mal Whitfield dies at 91; runner won two Olympic golds in 800-meter event ‘

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#AceWorldNews – Nov.21: When Mal Whitfield sneaked into the Los Angeles Coliseum in the summer of 1932, he saw an African American sprinter win a gold medal. The experience ignited a dream for the then-8-year-old from Watts.

“From that moment on,” Whitfield recalled decades later in Sports Illustrated, “I knew I wanted…

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