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Mel Sheppard

Track and Field

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Arguably the greatest middle distance runner of his era

First man to win Olympic gold medals in both the 800m and 1500m

5 time AAU 880yd Outdoor Champion (1906-08, 1911-12)

2 time AAU 600yd Indoor Champion (1908, 1909)

2 time AAU 1000yd Indoor Champion (1906, 1907)

AAU 1 Mile Relay champion (1909)

Set unofficial world records at the following distances:

  • 600 yd (indoor)
  • 1000 yd (indoor)
  • 1 Mile Relay

Set the Olympic Record in the 1500m at the Summer Olympics in London but that time was bested in the very next heat (7/13/08)

Tied the Olympic Record in the 1500m at the Summer Olympics in London (7/14/08)

Set the World Record in the 800m at the Summer Olympics in London (7/21/08)

Set the World Record in the 4 x 400m Relay at the Summer Olympics in Stockholm (7/15/12)

3 time Olympic Gold Medal winner at the Summer Games in London (1908)

  • 800m
  • 1500m
  • 1600m Medley Relay

Olympic Gold Medal winner in the 4 x 400m Relay at the Summer Games in Stockholm (1912)

Olympic Silver Medal winner in the 800m at the Summer Games in Stockholm (1912)

Olympic Record Holder in the 800m with a time of 1:52.80 (7/21/08 – 7/8/12)

Olympic Record Holder in the 4 x 400m Relay with a time of 3:16.60 (7/15/12 – 7/13/24)

Unofficial World Record Holder 800m with a time of 1:52.80 (7/21/08 – 7/8/12)

World Record Holder 4 x 400m Relay with a time of 3:16.60 (7/15/12 – 7/13/24)

600 yd race at the Milrose Games is named the Mel Sheppard 600

Inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame (1976)

Inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (1989)

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