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Born on July 8, 1923, Harrison "Bones" Dillard is an American former track and field athlete. He was the only male athlete up to this time to win Olympic Games titles in both sprinting and hurdling events. He entered Baldwin-Wallace College in the year 1941. He was drafted in the army and went back to college in the year 1946 and resumed his interest on athletics. He got his inspirations from Jesse Owens, a Cleveland player. During his college days, he won the NCAA and AAU 120-yard and 220-yard hurdles in the years 1946 and 1947 and he tied world records in both events with a 22.3 in the 220 in 1946 and a 13.6 in the 120. He particularly excelled in hurdling, and was probably the best hurdler in the world shortly after the war. He participated in the Olympic Games and earned 4th Olympic title. However, at the trials for the 1948 Summer Olympics, Dillard failed to qualify for the 0 m hurdles event, though he qualified as third (and last) for the 100 m, not his specialty. At the Games, Dillard reached the final, which seemed to end in a dead heat between Dillard and another American, Barney Ewell. The finish photo showed Dillard had won, equalling the World record as well. This was the first use of a photo finish at an Olympic Games. As a member of the 4 x 100 m relay team, he won another gold medal at the London Games. Four years later, still a strong hurdler, Dillard did qualify for the 110 m hurdles event, and won the event in Helsinki. Another 4 x 100 m relay victory yielded Dillard's fourth Olympic title. Dillard attempted to qualify for a third Olympics in 1956, but failed. Dillard worked for the Cleveland Indians baseball franchise in scouting and public relations capacities, and hosted a radio talk show on Cleveland's WERE.

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