Guess Who This Is
Famous People:
Relationships, Real Names, Movies, Bands, Rappers, Ancestry, ...

15 Persons in the RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame:

Web Site:
Years Active:
from 1971

Alberto Salazar

Real/Birth Name:
Alberto Bauday Salazar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long-distance runner. Winner of the New York and Boston marathons. Immigrated to the US as a child, became a citizen. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2000. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2001. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1990.

Billy Mills

Real/Birth Name:
William Mervin Mills
Also Known As:
Makata Taka Hela
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Native American, a member of the Ogala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe. Olympic Gold Medal 1964 games at Tokyo, in the 10,000 meter event. San Diego Hall of Champions 1970. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1999. Kansas Hall of Fame. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1980. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1978. Presidential Citizens Medal 2012. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1970. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2014. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1982.
Sacramento Walk of Stars:
A star at L Street; ceremony: 2017.

Craig Virgin

Real/Birth Name:
Craig Stephen Virgin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Distance runner, cross country. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1984. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2001. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame 2017. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2011.

Don Lash

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Ray Lash
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long distance runner. Set a world's record for the two-mile run in 1936. FBI agent. Republican, Indiana state legislature. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982. James E. Sullivan Award 1938. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1995. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1975.

Ellison Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Ellison Myers Brown
Also Known As:
Tarzan Brown
Ellison Myers Brown Sr.
Nickname(s):
Tarzan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61, 20 days before his 62nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A Native American member of the Naragansett tribe. Long distance runner. Won the Boston Marathon in 1936 and 1939. Participated in the 1936 Berlin Olympic games. Killed when a van hit him outside a bar. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1973. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1973.

Francie Larrieu Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Anne Larrieu Smith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 10 days before her 67th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The flagbearer at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona for the US. Cross country and track coach at Southwestern University. LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1992. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1985. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1999. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2017. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1987.

Frank Shorter

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Charles Shorter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 13 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in Germany when his father was stationed there. Long-distance runner who won gold in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He is credited with starting the running fad in the United States of the 1970s. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1998. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1993. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1989. James E. Sullivan Award 1972. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1977.

Fred Wilt

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Loren Wilt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long distance runner. FBI agent. Competed in the 10,000 meter run at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. Book Run Run Run. Coach for men's and women's team at Purdue Univerity. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1986. James E. Sullivan Award 1950. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 2001. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1974.

George Young

Real/Birth Name:
George Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long distance runner. Marathon, steeplechase, mile run. Participated in four Olympics, 1960, -64, -68, and -72. Went to the University of Arizona. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1987. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2003. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 2014. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1995.

Gerry Lindgren

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Paul Lindgren
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Runner. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2006. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1999. Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame 1978.

Horace Ashenfelter

Real/Birth Name:
Horace Ashenfelter III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 17 days before his 95th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In 3000 meter steeplechase, Olympic Gold Medal 1952. James E. Sullivan Award 1952. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Millrose Games Hall of Fame 2001. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2012. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1975.

Joan Benoit Samuelson

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Benoit
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the Boston marathon twice, and Olympic gold in the first women's Olympic marathon in 1984 at Los Angeles. Married Samuelson. Books Running Tide, Running for Women. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1999. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1998. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. Maine Women's Hall of Fame 2000. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004. Jesse Owens Award 1984. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1985. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1984.

Mary Slaney

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Teresa Decker
Also Known As:
Mary Decker
Mary Decker Slaney
Mary Teresa Slaney
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Medal winner in the 1500 meters and 3000 meters. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2003. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame 2012. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2003. Jesse Owens Award 1983. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1983. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1993.

Meb Keflezighi

Real/Birth Name:
Mebrahtom Keflezighi
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Marathon silver medal 2004 Olympics. American long distance runner. American 10,000 meter record holder. Jesse Owens Award 2014. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 2006.

Steve Prefontaine

Real/Birth Name:
Steve Roland Prefontaine
Nickname(s):
Pre
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Once held the American record in seven different distance track events. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 2000. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. National High School Hall of Fame 2000. RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame 1981.
GuessWhoThisIs.com has real names of 14,121 famous people, 1,741 rappers. #GuessWhoThisIs
Copyright © 2003-2019 GuessWhoThisIs.com - All Rights Reserved