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Jack Mortland

Full name: John Eggart "Jack" Mortland
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: January 23, 1935 in Galion, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Ohio Track Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Between 1961 and 1966 Jack Mortland finished on the podium at the AAU 20 km. walk, but never managed to win an AAU title. He competed for Bowling Green and the Ohio TC. Mortland became a technical writer for Battelle, a science and technology company.

In 1965 Mortland and Jack Blackburn started a small newsletter, Ohio Race Walker, which followed race walking nationally. Mortland eventually took over the newsletter himself and published it for 51 years, retiring it only in 2016, although it never had more than 700 subscribers. A race walking event named for Mortland is held every year in Ohio.

Personal Best: 20 km. Walk – 1-36:35 (1964).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk United States USA 17

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Standings 17 1-36:35
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