Full name: Gordon E. "Gord" Dickson
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: January 2, 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: ?, Calgary (CAN)
Gord Dickson started out as a high school miler, earning a track scholarship to [Drake University]. He attended graduate school at NYU, where he ran with the [New York AC]. Returning to Hamilton, Ontario, Dickson moved up in distance, winning the 19+ mile Around the Bay Race in 1956-59 and 1964. He was Canadian marathon champion in 1957-60, 1962, and 1964, and Canadian cross-country champion in 1957-59, also winning a national title on the track in the 6-mile in 1958. Dickson ran at both the 1958 and 1962 Commonwealth Games, placing 5th in 1958 and 12th in 1962 in the marathon. He won a bronze medal in the marathon at the 1959 Pan American Games. Dickson raced many times at the Boston Marathon, with a best finish of third in 1959. His career was shortened by Achilles' tendon problems, but in 1991 Dickson was made an inaugural member of the Canadian Road Running Hall of Fame. His business career was in the business administration department of the Halton Board of Education, where he worked for 25 years.
Personal Best: Marathon – 2-21:51 (1958).
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