Full name: Bruce Duncan MacDonald
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 22, 1927 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: United States
A distance walker for the NYAC, Bruce MacDonald was AAU champion over 10 km. in 1958-59 and at 15 km. in 1959. MacDonald attended college at NYU (New York University) where he was a hurdler. He wanted to compete in an all-around event, which includes walking, and received walking advice from Olympian [Henry Laskau]. MacDonald eventually focused his attention on race walking, appearing in three Olympics. He later became a teacher and coach, serving for many years at Port Washington Middle School. MacDonald also became an IAAF judge, and served as an umpire at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In addition, he coached countless world and national class race walkers.
Personal Bests: 20 km. Walk â 1-43:26 (1956); 50 km. Walk â 4-45:11 (1960).
|1956 Summer||29||Melbourne||Athletics||Men's 20 kilometres Walk||United States||USA||16|
|1960 Summer||32||Roma||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||United States||USA||23|
|1964 Summer||36||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||United States||USA||26|
|1956 Summer||29||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||16||1-43:25.6|
|1960 Summer||32||Roma||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||23||5-00:47.6|
|1964 Summer||36||Tokyo||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||26||4-45:10.4|