Monday, October 1, 2007

Four-time Olympic champion dies

Al Oerter, a discus thrower who became the first modern track and field athlete to win four consecutive Olympic titles in one event and who competed into his 60s, died today in Fort Myers, Fla. He was 71 and lived in Fort Myers Beach.

The cause was either a heart attack or a blood clot, according to his wife, Cathy Oerter.

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