Full name: Leonard Lane "Len" Hilton
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: September 28, 1947 in Hillsboro, Texas, United States
Died: July 3, 2000 in Houston, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Houston Track Club
Country: United States
Len Hilton won the AAU mile in 1973 and 1975 and the indoor 3 miles in 1972. He was also sixth in the 1974 AAU mile, and fifth in the 1971 3-mile. At the NCAAs he was third in the 1971 3 miles. Hilton was the first Texas athlete to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, which he eventually accomplished 32 times. Hilton was also the anchor of the University of Houston relay team that set a world record in the indoor distance medley relay in 1970.
Hilton graduated from Houston in 1971 with a degree in engineering. He later worked as a vice-president of operations with Kinder Morgan Energy and Enron Corporation. Hilton died from pancreatic cancer.
Personal Bests: 800 â 1:48.7 (1973); 1500 â 3:36.4 (1974); Mile â 3:55.9 (1973); 2 miles â 8:35.6 (1972); 5000 â 13:40.2 (1972); 6 miles â 28:30.4 (1972).
|1972 Summer||24||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres||United States||USA||8 h4 r1/2|
|1972 Summer||24||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Four||8||14:07,2|