Despite his Olympic successes, Glenn Hardin will be best remembered for his 50.6 400m hurdles in Stockholm in 1934 which stood as a world record for 19 years. He had two earlier world records to his credit, the first coming in the 1932 Olympic final when the winner, Bob Tisdall of Eire, was debarred from having his time of 51.7 recognized because he knocked over the last hurdle and the record went to Hardin, who ran 51.9 in second place, although the IAAF rounded it up to 52.0 for record purposes, and this equalled Morgan Taylor’s 1928 world record but Hardin made the record his own by winning the 1934 AAU in 51.8. While at LSU, Hardin won the 440y flat and the low hurdles at the NCAA in 1933 and 1934; he also won the AAU intermediate hurdles in both those years. In 1936 he won his third AAU intermediate title then took the Olympic title and retired, having been unbeaten in the intermediates since the 1932 Olympic final. His son, Billy Hardin carried on the family tradition by competing in the 400m hurdles in the 1964 Olympics.
Personal Best: 400H – 50.6 (1934).