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McKenley, an Olympic medalist from Jamaica, is dead at 85

Updated: November 26, 2007, 9:17 PM ET
Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Herb McKenley, a Jamaican track legend who was one of the first two people from a Caribbean country to win an Olympic medal, has died. He was 85.

McKenley died at the University Hospital of the West Indies, according to Howard Aris, president of the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association, who was speaking for the family. The cause of death was not disclosed.

"It's very sad but it was not a complete surprise," Aris said. "I was in contact with him when he ...

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