Dallas Long

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Dallas Long
Dallas Long 1960.jpg
Long in 1960
Personal information
Full name Dallas Crutcher Long
Born June 13, 1940 (1940-06-13) (age 78)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, U.S.
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 118 kg (260 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put, discus throw
Club Pasadena Athletic and Country Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) SP – 20.68 m (1964)
DT – 52.51 m (1961)[1][2]
Pathe film of his last world record @1:20 Video on YouTube

Dallas Crutcher Long (born June 13, 1940) is a retired American track and field athlete, who mostly competed in the shot put. Between 1959 and 1964 he set six official and five unofficial world records. His first was at the 1959 Santa Barbara Easter Relays, the last in 1964 in the USA vs USSR dual meet. Long attended the University of Southern California.[3] He competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal behind fellow Americans Bill Nieder and Parry O'Brien. He returned four years later to Tokyo for the 1964 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal. Domestically he won the AAU title in 1961 and the NCAA title in 1960–62.[1]

While a senior at North High School in Phoenix, Arizona, he set the National High School Record in the shot put. He was Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 1958.[4][5]

Long's best mark in the shot put was a then-world record of 20.68 meters (67'10½") set at the U.S.-U.S.S.R. dual meet in 1964. [6]

After retiring from competitions Long became a dentist and a physician specializing in emergency medicine. He served as a witness in the Rodney King trial against the Los Angeles Police Department police officers Laurence Powell and Stacey Koon in early 1993. In 1996 he was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Dallas Long. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Dallas Long. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ USC OLYMPIANS: 1904–2004, USC Trojans Athletic Department, Accessed August 13, 2008.
  4. ^ Dallas Long. Track & Field News.
  5. ^ Dallas Cutcher Long III (1940). Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved on September 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "1964 U.S.-U.S.S.R dual meet". Once Upon a Time.
  7. ^ Dallas Long. USA Track & Field
Records
Preceded by
United States Parry O'Brien
Men's shot put world record holder
March 28, 1959 – August 1, 1959
Succeeded by
United States Parry O'Brien
Preceded by
United States Parry O'Brien
Men's shot put world record holder
March 5, 1960 – March 19, 1960
Succeeded by
United States Bill Nieder
Preceded by
United States Bill Nieder
Men's shot put world record holder
March 26, 1960 – April 2, 1960
Succeeded by
United States Bill Nieder
Preceded by
United States Bill Nieder
Men's shot put world record holder
May 18, 1962 – May 8, 1965
Succeeded by
United States Randy Matson


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