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Len Hilton

Full name: Leonard Lane "Len" Hilton
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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 – 1:48.7 (1973); 1500 – 3:36.4 (1974); Mile – 3:55.9 (1973); 2 miles – 8:35.6 (1972); 5000 – 13:40.2 (1972); 6 miles – 28:30.4 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 8 h4 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 8 14:07,2
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