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Bob Day

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRobert Winston "Bob"•Day
Used nameBob•Day
Born31 October 1944 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Died15 March 2012 in Irvine, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsSouthern California Striders, Anaheim (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Bob Day was a native Southern Californian who attended UCLA, but also competed for the Southern Cal Striders and the Fort MacArthur Track Club. At UCLA he helped the team to the 1966 NCAA national championship, also winning the individual mile in 1965 at the NC2As. A business major in college, he was considered the top collegiate cross-country runner in both his junior and senior seasons. Day was 1968 AAU champion in the 5,000 metres. He was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame in 2002 and the top UCLA distance runner each year received the Bob Day Award. Day’s business career was in the healthcare industry, but he also served as a track coach at Beckman High School in Irvine, California.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:50.3 (1964); 1500 – 3:41.6 (1967); Mile – 3:56.4 (1965); 2 miles – 8:35.4 (1965); 5000 – 13:40.2 (1968).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Bob Day
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h3 r1/2