Dallas Long

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDallas Crutcher•Long, III
Used nameDallas•Long
Born13 June 1940 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (USA)
Measurements193 cm / 118 kg
AffiliationsPasadena Athletic and Country Club, Pasadena (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2


In March 1959 the 18-year-old Dallas Long equalled Parry O’Brien’s world record of 63-2 (19.25); between then and May 1964 he improved the world record six times officially and had five other marks that surpassed the existing record but which were not ratified. At the 1959 Pan American Games Long won a silver medal. He won the AAU title in 1961 and was NCAA champion for three years straight from 1960. His career closed with an Olympic victory in 1964 after he had trailed Randy Matson at the end of three rounds. Long, who attended Southern Cal, was also an outstanding discus thrower and had a best mark of 172-3½ (52.51). He later become a practicing dentist, but then attended medical school and practised emergency medicine.

Personal Bests: SP – 67-10 (20.68) (1964); DT – 172-3½ (52.51) (1961).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Dallas Long
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Dallas Long
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

Special Notes