Bobby Morrow

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Bobby Joe Morrow (October 15, 1935 – May 30, 2020) was an American sprinter. He won three gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics. He was known as "the dominant sprinter of the 1950s" and "the most relaxed sprinter of all time, even more so than his hero Jesse Owens".[1] He was born in Harlingen, Texas.

He retired in 1958 to become a farmer and a woodworker. He made a short comeback before the 1960 Olympic Games, but failed to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team.

Morrow died of anemia and peripheral neuropathy on May 30, 2020, at his home in San Benito, Texas, at the age of 84.[2]

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  1. Sears, Edward Seldon (2001). Running Through the Ages. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. pp. 236–238. ISBN 9780786409716.
  2. Former ACU track star, Olympic gold medal winner Bobby Joe Morrow dies