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From Wikipedia:
 Eulace Peacock (August 27, 1914 - December 13, 1996) was an American track and field athlete in the 1930s.
Born in Dothan, Alabama and raised in Union, New Jersey, he became a rival to Jesse Owens in many sprinting competitions. Peacock won the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) outdoor pentathlon championship six times, in 1934, 1935, 1937, and from 1943 through 1945.[1] After pulling a hamstring muscle, he was unable to compete in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.
In 1942 he served in the US Coast Guard; in later years he opened a liquor store and a car-rental business. He stayed connected with athletics by officiating at championship events and Olympic qualifying trials. He has been honoured by a number of athletic bodies, including the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.
Eulace Peacock died of Alzheimer's disease at age 82 in Yonkers and was interred in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.

In a television interview at Union High School in 1983, Eulace Peacock stated that the secret to success was hard work and concentration. “You have to sacrifice in order to make it,”

http://www.yonkershistory.org/pea.html
http://www.si.com/longform/peacock/index.html

From Wikipedia:
Eulace Peacock (August 27, 1914 - December 13, 1996) was an American track and field athlete in the 1930s.
Born in Dothan, Alabama and raised in Union, New Jersey, he became a rival to Jesse Owens in many sprinting competitions. Peacock won the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) outdoor pentathlon championship six times, in 1934, 1935, 1937, and from 1943 through 1945.[1] After pulling a hamstring muscle, he was unable to compete in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.
In 1942 he served in the US Coast Guard; in later years he opened a liquor store and a car-rental business. He stayed connected with athletics by officiating at championship events and Olympic qualifying trials. He has been honoured by a number of athletic bodies, including the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.
Eulace Peacock died of Alzheimer's disease at age 82 in Yonkers and was interred in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.

In a television interview at Union High School in 1983, Eulace Peacock stated that the secret to success was hard work and concentration. “You have to sacrifice in order to make it,”

http://www.yonkershistory.org/pea.html
http://www.si.com/longform/peacock/index.html

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