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Henry Laskau

Age: 83

race walker who fled Nazi Germany for United States where he dominated the sport in the 1940s and 50s; a three-time Olympian (1948,52,56); won 42 national titles; during an 11-year span he set five national records and for nine of those years was unbeaten by any American walker; retired in 1957 and served as an official, promoter, coach and national and international committee member; became second walker inducted into National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1997. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease. The cause of his death was not given.

Died: Coconut Creek, Fla., May 7

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