Full name: Lonnie Vernon "Lon" Spurrier
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: May 27, 1932 in Cass Township, Missouri, United States
Died: June 23, 2015 in San Pablo, California, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: United States
Lon Spurrier had two great years in the 800 â 1955 and 1956. In 1955 he won a silver medal in the 800 at the Pan American Games, and ran on the gold medal winning 4Ã400 relay team (with [John Mashburn], [Jim Lea], and [Lou Jones]). In 1956 he ran on two world-record setting relay teams â 4Ã440y and 4Ã880y. In a dual meet in March 1955, Spurrier ran 1:47.5 for 880y to break that world record, although it was inferior to the 800 metre world record. Spurrier had placed fifth in the 1953-54 NCAA 880y. At the AAU Meet Spurrier finished fifth in 1955 and fourth in 1956. He became a fighter pilot in the US Air Force before having a career in financial management.
Personal Bests\: 440y â 47.2 (1955); 880y â 1:47.5 (1955); Mile â 4:08.4 (1955).
|1956 Summer||24||Melbourne||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||United States||USA||6|
|1956 Summer||24||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Final||6||1:49.3||1:49.38|
|1956 Summer||24||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat One||2||QU||1:53.6||1:53.71|
|1956 Summer||24||Melbourne||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Four||2||QU||1:51.5||1:51.52|