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Don Bowden

Full name: Donald Paul "Don" Bowden
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: August 8, 1936 in San Jose, California, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Don Bowden is best known as the first American to run a mile under four minutes, which he did in 1957, clocking 3:58.7. In 1958 he ran on a U Cal Berkeley 4x880 relay team which broke the world record, although the mark was inferior to the 4x800 record. Bowden was NCAA 800 champion in 1957.

Personal Bests: 400 – 47.9 (1957); 880y – 1:47.2 (1957); 1500 – 3:46.5 (1957); Mile – 3:58.7 (1957).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 11 h2 r1/2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 11 3:59,7
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