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Marty Liquori

Full name: Martin William "Marty" Liquori
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: September 11, 1949 in Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Villanova Wildcats, Villanova (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In 1967 Marty Liquori became the third American high schooler to break four minutes for the mile, running 3:59.8. He attended Villanova where he was NCAA mile champion from 1969-71. He also won the AAU mile in 1969 and 1971. Later in his career, he moved to the 5,000 and won the AAU title in that event in 1975 and 1977-78. Liquori won the Pan American Games 1,500 in 1971 and was second in the 1977 World Cup 5K. In May 1971, he faced American mile legend Jim Ryun in what was termed the "Dream Mile" in Philadelphia and defeated Ryun with a long sustained kick, winning in 3:54.6. Although he competed in the 1968 Olympics, injuries hampered his attempts to compete in 1972 and 1976. He later became a sports commentator on television and eventually a professional jazz guitarist.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:49.2 (1975); 1500 – 3:36.0 (1971); Mile – 3:52.2 (1975); 2 miles – 8:17.12 (1975); 5000 – 13:15.06 (1977); 10000 – 29:08.9 (1978).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 12

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final 12 4:18.2 4:18.22
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 3:52.1 3:52.17
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 3:52.7 3:52.78