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Browning Ross

Full name: Harris Browning Ross
Nickname(s): Brownie
Gender: Male
Height: 14-2 (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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics United States Final 7 9:24.1 at 19.42
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 4 QU 9:30.4
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 12 9:44.0
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