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Elliott Denman

Elliott Denman (Sportswriter.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Jan. 23, 1934.)  Nearly unique among sportswriters, Elliott H. Denman has been a U.S. Olympic athlete, an N.Y.U. track captain, and an award-winning writer.  Denman won four indoor race walk events at the Garden, including the 1956 I.C.4A. indoor title for the mile in a meet-record 7:08.8.  He […]

Ron Delany

Ron Delany (Track and field.  Born, Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland, Mar. 6, 1935.)  Both as a Villanova star and as a post-graduate, Ron Delany was one of the great and dominant indoor milers in the history of indoor track at Madison Square Garden, winning all 17 of his Garden miles.  Delany ran for Villanova from […]

Tom Courtney

Tom Courtney (Track and field.  Born, Newark, NJ, Aug. 17, 1933.)  A Fordham runner, Thomas W. Courtney was among the best middle distance men in the 1950s.  Courtney was a U.S. Olympic gold medalist in the 800 meters at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.  He had set a U.S. record at the distance (1:46.4) […]

Clarence Cone

Clarence Cone (Track and field.  Born, New York, NY, July 18, 1870; died, New York, NY, July 18, 1947.)  A long-time member of the old Knickerbocker A.C., Clarence Cone helped organize the first regular marathon held in the United States, Sept. 19, 1896, which was run at a 25-mile distance from Stamford, Conn., to what […]

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