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Bobby Morrow
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Athlete
    (October 15, 1935-May 30, 2020)
    Born in Harlingen, Texas
    Sprinter
    Won gold medals in the 100-meters, 200-meters, and 4x100 meter relay at the Melbourne Summer Olympics (1956)
    When colleges began recruiting him because of his athletic prowess, he had to attend summer school to earn enough credits to enroll.
    He was uncomfortable with fame, claiming that he had never read any article written about him.
    He was estranged from the children of his first marriage, including refusing to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.
    He was the first man to win three gold medals in track and field since Jesse Owens in 1936.
    He was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year.
    He was honored as one of nine ‘Great Living Americans’ by the United States Chamber of Commerce.
    He turned down an offer to endorse Newport Cigarettes.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 123 Votes: 38.21% Annoying
 
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