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Holy Moses: Edwin sets world record, wins gold

Updated: July 20, 2001, 4:03 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

July 25, 1976

The Olympics in Montreal is Edwin Moses' first test on the international scene. The hurdler who would have been his toughest competition, world record holder John Akii-Bua of Uganda, isn't in the field because of an African boycott of the Olympics.

After getting off to a slow start in today's final, Moses kicks it into another gear down the back straight, passing the Soviet Union's Yevgeny Gavrilenko. Moses, a 20-year-old Morehouse College student, wins ...

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