RIP: Oly marathoner Gordon McKenzie, 86


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RIP: Oly marathoner Gordon McKenzie, 86

Postby bambam » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:59 pm

Gordon McKenzie died 21 July 2013 - 1956 Olympian in 10K, 1960 in marathon - 2nd in Boston and AAU marathon in 1960. Had 7 podium finishes in 5K and 10K on the track in the 1950s - won the AAU XC championship in1954. Silver in marathon at 1963 Pan Am Games. Ran for NYU and NY Pioneer Club
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Re: Gordon McKenzie

Postby gh » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:02 pm

haven't found any published obits yet (not meaning that I doubt the announcement!)
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Re: Gordon McKenzie

Postby bambam » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:14 pm

gh wrote:haven't found any published obits yet (not meaning that I doubt the announcement!)


My source was his son, who notified the USOC, and they contacted me for our database.
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Re: RIP: Oly marathoner Gordon McKenzie, 86

Postby lovetorun » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:03 pm

Yes, Gordon was a colleague of Jerry Smartt...but was on the podium more than Jerry.
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Re: RIP: Oly marathoner Gordon McKenzie, 86

Postby gh » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:14 am

nice obit now on front page
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Re: RIP: Oly marathoner Gordon McKenzie, 86

Postby KDFINE » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:22 pm

There was an obit it today's Long Island newspaper "Newsday." Note however that it is such a parochial newspaper that it probably never would have been in the paper if he hadn't have lived in Great Neck which is in Nassau County east of NYC.
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