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Al Feuerbach

Born: January 14, 1948

Allan “Al” Dean Feuerbach (Preston, Iowa) set the shot put world record in May 1973 with a throw of 21.82m/71-7. A three-time Olympian, he placed 4th in 1976 games after a 5th-place finish in 1972. He was also part of the 1980 team that boycotted the Olympic Games in Moscow. Feuerbach won Pan American Games gold in 1971 and was a seven-time AAU indoor and outdoor champion. In addition to shot put, he was also a national champion in Olympic style weightlifting. Since retiring from track & field, Feuerbach has worked as a location sound recordist for over 30 years covering news, documentary and sports for many clients including CBS 60 Minutes and NFL Films.

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