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Bob Wheeler

Full name: Robert Tomlinson "Bob" Wheeler, III
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: January 11, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: November 2010 in Mountain View, California, United States
Affiliations: Duke Blue Devils, Durham (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Bob Wheeler ran for Duke and made the 1972 Olympic Team by placing third at the Olympic Trials. Wheeler was a three-time All-American at Duke in 1971-73. He won the 1971 NCAA Indoor 1,000 yards with what was then a collegiate record of 2:07.4. Wheeler twice won the ACC indoor mile championships, won ACC outdoor titles at 880 yards and 1,500 metres, and won two ACC cross-country titles. Wheeler later started a running shoe store that merged into the Foot Locker stores and became quite wealthy as a result. He was inducted into the Duke Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:48.2 (1971); 1500 – 3:38.8 (1972); Mile – 3:59.2 (1972).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 6 h3 r2/3

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Three 6 3:40.36
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics United States Round One Heat Six 3 QU 3:41.34
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