Racing Past

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Racing Past - Articles - 1960s

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Martin Hyman Profile

Martin Hyman Profile  b. 1933   “I’m driven, analytical, and a keen observer.”   English distance runner Martin Hyman lacked basic speed. He couldn’t beat 2:00 for 800; his best 400 was a pedestrian 57.5. Yet he was able to place 4th in three...

George Young Profile

GEORGE YOUNG PROFILE  b. 1932   American middle-distance runner George Young will be remembered most of all for establishing American steeplechasing on the international map, for solidifying the 1952 gold-medal achievement of Horace Ashenfelter. Young placed fifth and thir...


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