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  • Road Running & Track & Field History in July!

    Running History in July:
    7/2/58 John Booras BAA wins 6 mile scratch race in 32:26.2 with 36 finishers.

    7/4/56 Robert Cons Culver City AC wins 15K Championship road race in 49:20.6.

    7/4/60 Robert Cons win Southern Pacific Association AAU Championship in 48:20.2 over Peter Mundle.

    7/4/63 Merle McGee LATC wins the Southern Pacific AAU 15k Championship over Norm Higgins, Ron Larrieu, Pete Mundle, and Robert Drake.

    7/4/69 Art Dulong sets a record in the Senior National AAU 20K in Needham, MA in 62:37 winning over Pat McMahon.

    7/5/59 Elliott Denman NYPC wins National AAU 50K Championship Walking Championship in 5 hours, 10 minutes over Bob Mimm.

    7/5/64 Lou Scott Arizona State wins National 25K Championship in 1:20:35 over Chris Murray and Hal Higdon.

    7/8/62 Ron Zinn wins National AAU 20K Walking Championship in 1:43:59.

    7/9/58 Albie Thomas Australia sets a 3 mile world record of 13:10.8.

    7/9/60 Wilma Rudolph set a world record for 200 meters around a turn in 22.9.

    7/9/61 Ed Winrow NYAC upsets Gordon McKenzie in Met AAU 20K Championship in 1:08:33.4. New York Pioneer Club won the team title.

    7/11/53 Gordon Pirie set a 6 mile world record of 28:19.4 slicing 11.4 seconds from Viljo Heino’s record.

    7/12/64 Herb Lorenz wins Middle Atlantic RRC 9.2 miler in 48:44 over Browning Ross.

    7/13/63 Norm Higgins wins National AAU 30K Championship in 1:36:46 over Darryl Beardall.

    7/15/56 Sandor Iharos Hungary sets a world record in the 10,000 meters of 28:42.8.

    7/15/62 Fred Norris beats John J. Kelley in the 8+ miles up the 6,288 foot Mt Washington in 1:04:57.

    7/16/60 Willie White set an American record of 20’ 4 ½ “in the long jump.

    7/16/60 Wilma Rudolph tied the American record for 100 meters with an 11.5 clocking.

    7/16/60 Pat Daniels broke the American record for 800 meters with a time of 2:15.6. Rose Lovelace 2:15.7 and Doris Severstein 2:17.6 were also under the old mark.

    7/16/60 Earlene Brown threw the discus 176’ 10 ½ “ to break the American record. Olga Connolly also broke the record.

    7/16/60 Harry Jerome became the first Canadian in 30 years to break a world record when he ran 10.0 for 100 meters.

    7/17/53 Mal Whitfield breaks world record for 880 yards with a 1:48.6 in beating Wes Santee.

    7/17/55 Tom Courtney Fordham University set an American record for 800 meters with a time of 1:46.8.

    7/17/60 The Boston Athletic Association wins Distance Relay of 56.5 miles – 11.2 miles per man (5 man team) in 5:12:11. The team was Jim Green, Ed Duncan, Gerry Harvey, Gonzales Scotto and John J. Kelley.

    7/18/64 Gord Dickson wins Canadian Olympic Marathon trials in 2:39:55 over Ron Wallingford and Doug Kyle.

    7/19/57 Derek Ibbotson England runs 3:57.2 beating Ron Delany 3:58.8 and bettering John Landy’s 3 year old world record time.

    7/19/58 Gar Williams University of Chicago Track Club wins the Ray Menzie Memorial 15K & Midwest Road Runners Club Championship in 53:51 over Harold Harris.

    7/19/64 Norb Sander wins Regional & Metropolitan 15K Championship in 46:42 over Jim Keefe and Tom McCarthy in Yonkers, NY.

    7/20/63 Hal Higdon wins National AAU One Hour Championship covering 11 miles, 504 yards. In 2nd place was Harold Harris.

    7/21/57 Browning Ross wins the Fishkill, NY 15 Mile Road Race over Ted Corbitt in 1:27:39.4.

    7/21/62 Buddy Edelen wins Welsh Marathon in 2:22:32 over John Tarrant.

    7/21/62 Bruce Kidd seta Canadian native record for the mile in 4:01.4.

    7/22/62 Oscar Moore wins the NY Metropolitan AAU 15K in 45:06 over Jim O’Connell and John Kopil. The New York Pioneer Club won the team title with Moore, Rudy Mendez, Gordon McKenzie, Ted Corbitt, and Abe Fornes.

    7/23/53 Wes Santee set a U.S. 1500 meter record of 3:44.2 which was one second better than Bob McMillen’s mark set at the 1952 Olympics.

    7/25/61 Murray Halberg New Zealand betters world record for 3 miles in 13:10.

    7/25/68 Ted Corbitt running streak of two workouts per day for 13 years ended due to incident with dog.

    7/26/59 Johnny Kopil Quantico Marines won the one mile 4:16.6 and 6 miles 31:39.8 in the Eastern AAA track meet.

    7/26/64 Peter McArdle and Billy Mills win Olympic marathon team spots placing 1 & 2 at the Western Hemisphere Marathon Championship. The next finishers were Jim Green, Wayne Van Dellen, Joe Tyler, Nick Kitt, Gordon McKenzie, and Ralph Buschmann.

    7/26/69 Fred Ritcherson wins National Senior AAU One Hour Championship covering 12 mile & 23 yards.

    7/27/52 Ted Corbitt places 44th in the Olympic Marathon in 2:51:09. This was his 7th marathon.

    7/27-28/58 Rafer Johnson sets a decathlon world record of 8,302 points.

    7/28/55 Sandor Iharos Hungary sets a world record for 1500 meters of 3:40.8.

    7/29/62 Pete McArdle set a new NY Metropolitan RRC 10 mile track record of 51:14.1 over Oscar Moore.

    7/29/62 Moses Mayfield wins Middle Atlantic RRC 10 mile track race in 56:32.5 over Dick Donahue.

    7/30/55 Chris Chataway Britain sets a world record for 5,000 meters of 13:23.2.

    7/30/62 Ralph Buschmann wins DC RRC National 10 mile track championship in 55:24.5 over John Gygax & Bob Scharf.

    7/31/52 Lindy Remigino newly crowned Olympic 100 meter champ equaled the world record for 100 meters with a 10.2.

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