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John Howard

Full name: John Kennedy Howard
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: August 16, 1947 in Springfield, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Indy USA/Cool Gear-Exxon
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

John Howard was an American professional cyclist who excelled in numerous ways in the sport. He was on the US Olympic team in 1968, 1972, and 1976, and in 1971 won the gold medal in the road race at the Pan American Games. In the late 1970s he turned to the triathlon, and after finishing third at the 1980 Ironman Triathlon, won that race in 1981. In 1982, Howard placed second among four riders in the Great American Bike Race, a USA cross-country race from Santa Monica, California to New York City that would later become known as the Race Across America (RAAM). In 1985 Howard set a world bicycle speed record, recording 245.078 km/hr (152.284 mph) on the Bonneville Salt Flats, a record since broken.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 44
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial United States USA 20
1972 Summer 25 München Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 61
1972 Summer 25 München Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial United States USA 15
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 42
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial United States USA 19

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Cycling United States Final Standings 44 4-52:45.80 at 11:20.56
1972 Summer 25 München Cycling United States Final Standings 61 at 2:32.0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Cycling United States Final Standings 42 at 7:34

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Cycling United States USA Final Standings 20 2-24:13.50
1972 Summer 25 München Cycling United States USA Final Standings 15 2-17:06.4
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Cycling United States USA Final Standings 19 2-18:53
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