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The legend of Jimmy ‘Peach Head’ Douglas: Miami’s Olympic champion who never was

The greatest sprinter in Miami history never won a Florida High School Athletic Association championship. He never got his shot in the Olympics and hardly even had college coaches clamoring for him until just before he graduated high school in 1960. He was, in pre-integration Florida, a virtual unknown to most of the state until he became an overnight sensation.


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