Full name: Martin William "Marty" Liquori
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: September 11, 1949 in Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Villanova Wildcats, Villanova (USA)
Country: United States
In 1967 Marty Liquori became the third American high schooler to break four minutes for the mile, running 3:59.8. He attended Villanova where he was NCAA mile champion from 1969-71. He also won the AAU mile in 1969 and 1971. Later in his career, he moved to the 5,000 and won the AAU title in that event in 1975 and 1977-78. Liquori won the Pan American Games 1,500 in 1971 and was second in the 1977 World Cup 5K. In May 1971, he faced American mile legend [Jim Ryun] in what was termed the )Dream Mile) in Philadelphia and defeated Ryun with a long sustained kick, winning in 3:54.6. Although he competed in the 1968 Olympics, injuries hampered his attempts to compete in 1972 and 1976. He later became a sports commentator on television and eventually a professional jazz guitarist.
Personal Bests: 880y â 1:49.2 (1975); 1500 â 3:36.0 (1971); Mile â 3:52.2 (1975); 2 miles â 8:17.12 (1975); 5000 â 13:15.06 (1977); 10000 â 29:08.9 (1978).
|1968 Summer||19||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres||United States||USA||12|
|1968 Summer||19||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||United States||Final||12||4:18.2||4:18.22|
|1968 Summer||19||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||4||QU||3:52.1||3:52.17|
|1968 Summer||19||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Five||1||QU||3:52.7||3:52.78|