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Bowden, Don

Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 79 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Track and Field Athlete

1936 – Born on August 8th. American track and field athlete.

1952 – He ran under Olympic coach Bruce Hamilton.

1953-1954 – He was the state champion in the 880-yard run, breaking the existing record each year–a record then held by Los Gatos High School runner Bob Chambers.

1956 – Bowden was part of the Olympic Games in Melbourne Australia, competing in the 1500-meter run.

1957 – Gained national attention by becoming the first American to run a sub-four-minute mile.

1960 – Bowden severed his Achilles tendon while training for the Olympics.

         – Elected to halls of fame for the University of California, Northern California Track and Field, City of Stockton, City of San Francisco and the Santa Clara Valley Sportswriters/Broadcasters.