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Harvard’s 1968 crew still shares a unique bond

NEW LONDON, Conn. — They came back on Saturday to revisit Red Top, the enchanted place by the Thames River from where the 1968 Harvard crew embarked upon the magical mystery tour that brought them to Olympus and has bound them together for 45 years.

“It’s wonderful to revisit these moments,” mused Steve Brooks, the youngest member of that eight, and the one whom fortune chose to stroke the boat in the final at Mexico City. “It’s a great way to come back and to pay tribute to Harry.”

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