Bill Toomey in 1968
January 10, 1939 |
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||87 kg (192 lb)|
|Club||Southern California Striders|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 – 10.3 (1966); 200 – 21.2 (1966); 400 – 45.6 (1968); 1500 – 4:12.7 (1964); 110H – 14.2 (1969); 400H – 5.17 (1961); HJ – 6–6¾ (2.00) (1969); PV – 14–0¼ (4.27) (1969); LJ – 26–0¼ (7.93) (1969); SP – 47–2¼ (14.38) (1969); DT – 154–2 (46.99) 1969); JT – 225–8 (68.78) (1969); Dec – 8309 (1969)|
Ten's my favorite number. Ten letters in my name. Born January 10, always wore number 10 as a ball player. It had to be the decathlon."— Bill Toomey
A graduate of Worcester Academy and the University of Colorado, Toomey was named ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year in 1968. He set the world record in the decathlon in December 1969 and received the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States in 1969.
A week after his world record, Toomey married Olympic gold-medal winning British athlete Mary Rand in 1969 and they had two daughters, Samantha and Sarah. They divorced after 22 years of marriage.
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|Men's decathlon world record holder
December 11, 1969 – September 8, 1972
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