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A Century of Greatness: Louie Zamperini

September 14, 2012

By Fox Sports West

In honor or California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section's (CIF-SS) 100th anniversary FOX Sports West salutes some of the CIF-SS's best athletes. In this segment Fox Sports highlights Torrance, CA native and World War II veteran Louis Zamperini, who, on May 19, 1934, set the ratified U.S. high school Mile record of 4:21.2 in Los Angeles.

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