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George Young

Full name: George L. Young
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: July 24, 1937 in Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Affiliations: NAU Lumberjacks, Flagstaff (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

George Young was one of the gutsiest distance runners in the annals of U.S. track. At the 1959 Pan American Games he finished fifth in the 3,000 metres steeplechase. In his Olympic début he failed to survive the heats of the 1960 steeplechase but, in 1964, he placed fifth and improved to take the bronze medal in 1968. He also ran in the 1968 marathon, placing 16th, and in his fourth Olympics he ran only in the 5,000 m and was eliminated in the heats. Prior to becoming a school teacher, George Young attended, at various times, Northern Arizona, Western New Mexico, and Arizona. He won the AAU steeplechase three times, the three miles once, the marathon once, and he was twice the AAU indoor three mile champion.

Personal Bests: Mile – 3:59.6 (1972); 2 miles – 8:22.0 (1968); 5000 – 13.29.4 (1972); 6 miles – 27:54.8 (1972); Mar – 2.30.48 (1968); 3000S – 8:30.6 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 4 h2 r1/2
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 5
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 16
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 4 h5 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 35 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 4 13:41,2

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final Standings 16 2-31:15.0

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 4 8:50.8 8:50.93
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Final 5 8:38.2
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 3 QU 8:34.2
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Final 3 8:51.8 8:51.86
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 2 QU 9:02.2 9:01.49
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