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Bob Day

Full name: Robert Winston "Bob" Day
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: October 31, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 15, 2012 in Irvine, California, United States
Affiliations: Southern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Bob Day was a native Southern Californian who attended UCLA, but also competed for the Southern Cal Striders and the Fort MacArthur Track Club. At UCLA he helped the team to the 1966 NCAA national championship, also winning the individual mile in 1965 at the NC2As. A business major in college, he was considered the top collegiate cross-country runner in both his junior and senior seasons. Day was 1968 AAU champion in the 5,000 metres. He was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame in 2002 and the top UCLA distance runner each year received the Bob Day Award. Day’s business career was in the healthcare industry, but he also served as a track coach at Beckman High School in Irvine, California.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:50.3 (1964); 1500 – 3:41.6 (1967); Mile – 3:56.4 (1965); 2 miles – 8:35.4 (1965); 5000 – 13:40.2 (1968).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 6 h3 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 6 14:23.2 14:23.23
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