George L. YOUNG

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Rome 1960
  • Year of Birth
    1937
Olympic Results

Biography

George L. YOUNG

George Young was one of the gutsiest distance runners in the annals of U.S. track. At the 1959 Pan American Games he finished fifth in the 3,000 metres steeplechase. In his Olympic début he failed to survive the heats of the 1960 steeplechase but, in 1964, he placed fifth and improved to take the bronze medal in 1968. He also ran in the 1968 marathon, placing 16th, and in his fourth Olympics he ran only in the 5,000 m and was eliminated in the heats. Prior to becoming a school teacher, George Young attended, at various times, Northern Arizona, Western New Mexico, and Arizona. He won the AAU steeplechase three times, the three miles once, the marathon once, and he was twice the AAU indoor three mile champion.

Personal Bests: Mile – 3:59.6 (1972); 2 miles – 8:22.0 (1968); 5000 – 13.29.4 (1972); 6 miles – 27:54.8 (1972); Mar – 2.30.48 (1968); 3000S – 8:30.6 (1968).

Olympic Results

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Munich 1972

#4 h5 r1/2
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Athletics
Olympic Results
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Mexico City 1968

B
3,000 metres Steeplechase
3,000 metres Steeplechase Athletics
#16
Marathon
Marathon Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

#5
3,000 metres Steeplechase
3,000 metres Steeplechase Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

#4 h2 r1/2
3,000 metres Steeplechase
3,000 metres Steeplechase Athletics