Full name: Van Arthur Nelson
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: November 24, 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: St. Cloud State Huskies, St. Cloud (USA)
Country: United States
Van Nelson won the 5K/10K double at the 1967 Pan American Games, one of only two athletes to win that double ([Osvaldo SuÃ¡rez] [ARG] did it in 1955). In that same year he was double silver medalist in the two distance events at the Universiade. He was AAU 6-mile champion in 1967 and finished third in the AAU 10K in 1968. At 3-miles/5K he was fourth in the AAU in 1966 and 1968 and third in 1967. He ran for St. Cloud State College.
Personal Bests: Mile â 4:17.9 (1964); 2 miles â 8:39.2i (1967); 5000 â 13:39.4 (1967); 10000 â 28:48.20 (1967); 3000S â 9:22.4 (1966).
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