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Recognized by many as one of the world’s greatest Olympians, discus thrower Al Oerter won a gold medal in four consecutive Olympics from 1956 to 1968, returning to competition in his 40’s to attempt a fifth gold.


Al's mighty presence touched the lives of so many across the globe, instilling in Olympians and common folk alike a sense of purpose to challenge the norm, ignore limitations, and attack barriers.

This website is a celebration of the life of Al Oerter, an incredible journey from the streets of New York to Olympic immortality.

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Having learned of the many he so positively impacted, I now know that I'm not alone on my mission to tell the story of Al Oerter. Please share your personal stories of Al and how he may have influenced your life, or simply subscribe to my mailing list.

 - Andrew Pettit

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