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    Gallery: Thomas Eastler, who made racewalking a sport in Maine, dies at 73 - Portland Press Herald file photo by Gordon Chibroski | of | Share this photo

    Gov. John Baldacci looks on as Tom Eastler represents his son, Kevin Eastler, a Racewalk Olympian, who could not attend the special event proclaiming Sept. 26, 2008, as Maine Summer Olympian Day in Maine.

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    Thomas Eastler, left, supports his son Kevin Eastler, pictured in the Air Force shirt, during a racewalk around the year 2006.

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    Thomas Eastler, left, pictured in 2003 with racewalking athletes and his son, Kevin Eastler, third from right.

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    Gallery: Thomas Eastler, who made racewalking a sport in Maine, dies at 73 - Photo courtesy of Jeff Salvage | of | Share this photo

    Tom Eastler offers water to his son, Kevin Eastler, during the 20k racewalk in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

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    Gallery: Thomas Eastler, who made racewalking a sport in Maine, dies at 73 - Staff file photo by Joe Phelan | of | Share this photo

    Alan Lavoie of Lisbon came in second with a 7:11.82 time in the 1600 racewalk in the State Class C track meet on June 2, 2018 at Massabesic High School in Waterboro.

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    Gallery: Thomas Eastler, who made racewalking a sport in Maine, dies at 73 - Staff file photo by Joe Phelan | of | Share this photo

    Monmouth Academy race walkers Moira Burgess, left, and Tori Spencer compete in the second heat of the 1600 meter racewalk during the state Class C track meet on June 6, 2015 at Yarmouth High School.

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