Full name: Leighton William Charles Dye
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: October 30, 1901 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 25, 1977 in Naples, Florida, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: United States
At the 1928 Southwestern Olympic Trials, Leighton Dye won the high hurdles in 14 3/5, breaking the world record, although it was never ratified. He also equaled the world record at the Olympics in the first semi-final, running 14 4/5. That was also not ratified as the eventual Olympic champion, George Weightman-Smith ran 14 3/5 in the second semi-final, which was ratified and superseded Dye's mark. Dye was AAU 110 hurdles champion in 1926.
Personal Best: 110H – 14.6 (1928).
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