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Hayes was Olympic gold-medal winner

Updated: September 25, 2002, 5:29 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "Bullet'' Bob Hayes, the Olympic gold-medal sprinter and Dallas Cowboys star who was once considered the world's fastest man, died at age 59.

Hayes died of kidney failure at Shands Hospital late Sept. 18, daughter Westine Lodge said. He was hospitalized earlier this month and had also battled liver ailments and prostate cancer.

Hayes had a sparkling athletic career, and as a Cowboys receiver forced the rest of the NFL to change the way pass defense ...

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