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Bill Bowerman
Bill Young
He was the first U.S. runner to compete in four different Olympiads, captured a bronze medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 1968 Olympics and was a long-time coach at Central Arizona College, where he coached 14 championships in seven sports, including a national championship for the cross-country team in 1988.

1969 Indoor: World Record
2-mile and 3-mile
1969 Holder of six American Records
Indoor: 2 and 3-mile
Outdoor: 2-mile, 5000-meter, 3000-meter, Steeplechase and 4x1500-meter relay

Held 12 age group World Records

Notable Achievements:

1st American runner to compete in four Olympic Games
1960 Rome, 1964 Tokyo, 1968 Mexico City, 1972 Munich

Oldest person (34 years 11 months) to run sub-4 minute mile in World (3:59.6)

Awards and Honors:

1959 Outstanding senior athlete University of Arizona
1968 Olympic Bronze medal 3,000-meter Steeplechase
Inducted, University of Arizona Hall of Fame
1972 Inducted, Arizona Athletic Hall of Fame
Inducted, Arizona Track Coaches Hall of Fame
1977 Inducted, United States Track & Field Hall of Fame
1981 Inducted, National Track and Field Hall of Fame
1988 NJCAA Coach of the Year
1994 Inducted, RRCA Hall of Fame
1996 Inducted, NJCAA Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame

Coaching Records:

Central Arizona College
Won Community College Conference Championship 14 times
Won NJCAA Regional Championship 14 times
Placed in top 5 at National Cross Country Championships 14 times


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