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Chips off the old block - Children of the great

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  • #31
    This year 18-year-old Talitha Diggs ran 50.74s over 400m in the NCAA. Her mother is four times US Olympian Joetta Clark-Diggs and her aunt is three times Olympian Hazel Clark.


    • trickstat
      trickstat commented
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      Not a blood relative, but wouldn't her aunt by marriage be multiple Olympian and former 400m World Champ Jearl Miles-Clark.

  • #32
    Originally posted by Ursus View Post
    Leroy Burrell mentioned yet? Married an OG gold medalist in the 4x100, son Cameron has a 9.93 clocking and sister Dawn was a world indoor champ in the LJ with a 6.98 PB.

    Sadly the Brightwell / Packer marriage only managed to spawn a couple of pro footballers, although their other son was a reasonable 400m runner.

    And sitting in 106th place in our all time decathlon rankings is Adrian Hemery whose Dad was unquestionably great.
    So sad to learn of Cameron Burrell's death. How awful for the family. Found this article just from last year: