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Bruce MacDonald

Full name: Bruce Duncan MacDonald
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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 – 1-43:26 (1956); 50 km. Walk – 4-45:11 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Standings 16 1-43:25.6

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
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
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