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Harrison Dillard


Four-time monitor and field precious metal medalist who for a number of decades, was the only real male to win Olympic titles both in sprinting and hurdling occasions. He was drafted in to the Military during World Battle II. He also participated within the Jewish edition from the Olympics, known as the Maccabiah Video games. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, along with his parents. He was influenced to consider up athletics by Jesse Owens, another Cleveland-born monitor star.

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Full Name Harrison Dillard
Date Of Birth July 8, 1923
Place Of Birth Cleveland, OH
Height 1.78 m
Weight 69 kg
Profession Runner
Education Baldwin Wallace University
Nationality American
Awards James E. Sullivan Award
Star Sign Cancer

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1 He won four NCAA titles at Baldwin-Wallace College, and earned a business degree in 1949. He worked in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's business office until his retirement.
2 Winner of the 1952 Sullivan Award, given to the nation's top amateur athlete.
3 He was a sharpshooter in the 92nd Army Infantry Division, the all-black troops known as the Buffalo Soldiers. It was the USA's only black infantry division to see combat in WWII.
4 Inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1974 (inaugural class).
5 Only man to win Olympic gold medals in both sprint and high hurdles events. In 1948 won the 100-meter sprint and 4 x 100-meter relay; in 1952 won the 100-meter hurdles and 4 x 100-meter relay.
6 Track and field athlete.



ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1956 TV Series Himself
U.S. Olympic Champions 1952 Documentary short Himself - U. S. Olympic Team-Member

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