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Gainesville man who competed in Olympics looks at upcoming games

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On Tuesday we talked to a University of Florida graduate living in London about how the Olympics will affect the residents of the city.  Today WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez  spoke with former Olympian, track announcer, jazz guitarist,  who’s been living in Gainesville for years, Marty Liquori.  Liquori is a member of the USA Track and Field hall of fame and participated in the 1500 meter run at the 1968 olympics in Mexico City as a 19 year old, finishing 12th because of injury.  In the 70’s he was ranked number one  in the world in the 1500 meter race and won three N-C-Double-A Championships.   Liquori talks about the mindset of the athletes heading to London.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/METhursOlympicQA.mp3]

About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He’s a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida’s stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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