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Doris Brown

Full name: Doris Elaine Brown (Severtson-, -Heritage)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 112 lbs (51 kg)
Born: September 17, 1942 in Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Falcon TC, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Doris Brown was one of the first pioneers for women's distance running in the United States, and for her efforts, she was elected to the US Track & Field Hall of Fame. Brown ran in the International Cross-Country Championship nine times between 1967-77 and won that title five times consecutively, from 1967-71. She was a five-time US Cross-Country Champion, in 1966, and 1968-71. She competed in the 1967 and 1971 Pan American Games, winning a silver medal in both years in the 800. On the track, Brown won five AAU titles in the 800, mile, and 2 miles between 1966-74, and won four AAU Indoor Championships in 1967-68, and 1971-72. In 1971 she set her only track world record, in the 3,000 metres, during a 2-mile race in Bakersfield, California. Brown attended Seattle Pacific University and ran for the Falcon Track Club. She was the assistant women's coach of the 1984 Olympic and 1987 World Championship teams.

Personal Bests: 440y – 55.8 (1968); 800 – 2:01.9 (1968); 1500 – 4:14.6 (1971); Mile – 4:39.6 (1971); 3000 – 9:44.6 (1970); 2 Miles – 10:07.0 (1971); 5000 – 16:36.2 (1978); Mar – 2-47:35 (1977).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 800 metres United States USA 5

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final 5 2:03.9 2:03.98
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 2:05.2 2:05.23
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 2:09.5 2:09.54