Full name: Harris Browning Ross
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: April 26, 1924 in Woodbury, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 27, 1998 in Woodbury, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Penn Athletic Club
Country: United States
Browning Ross has been called the "father of long distance running in the United States". He won eight AAU titles at various distances from 1950-55, usually cross-country or on the roads. But on the track, he was the first Pan American Games champion at 1,500 metres in 1951, and won a silver medal at those games in the steeplechase. He competed for Villanova and the Penn AC. He later started a small newsletter of distance running results, called Long Distance Log. This eventually evolved into Runner's World. He later founded the club that became the Road Runners Club of America.
Personal Bests: Mile – 4:13.5i (1949); 2 miles – 9:06.5i (1956); 3 miles – 14:17.5i (1955); 6 miles – 29:35.3 (1957); 3000S – 9:08.3 (1952).
|1948 Summer||24||London||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||United States||USA||7|
|1952 Summer||28||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||United States||USA||12 h2 r1/2|