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Gerry Lindgren
Gerry Lindgren was the first American ever to win a distance event at a U.S./Soviet Union dual meet. One of the most dominant collegiate athletes in history, he won 11 out of 12 NCAA events, set the six-mile world record and twice set the American Records in the 3,000-meter and 5,000 meter events.
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Gerry Lindgren was the first American ever to win a distance event at a U.S./Soviet Union dual meet. Lindgren was one of the most dominant collegiate athletes in history wining 11 out of the 12 NCAA events he competed in. He set the six-mile world record in 1965 and set American Records in the 3,000-meter and 5,000 meter twice Track and Field News (November 15, 2005) rated Lindgren rated as one of High School Boy’s All-Time Top 10 runners of all time. Lindgren placed in the 1,500 meters, mile and combined 1500/1600/mile list.

 

Athletic Accomplishments

  • World Record: 6 mile – 27:12

  • First Place in 1964 US Olympic Trials: 10,000 Meters

  • Ninth Place in the 1964 Olympic Games: 10,000 Meters

  • First Place 1967 USA Outdoor Championships: 3,000 Meters & 3 Mile

  • First Place in the 1966 NCAA: 3 Mile, 6 Mile, Cross Country & Indoor 2 Mile

  • First Place in the 1967 NCAA: 3 Mile, 6 Mile, Cross Country & Indoor 2 Mile

  • First Place in the 1968 NCAA: 5,000 Meter and 6 Mile

  • First Place in the 1969 NCAA: Cross Country

 

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