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The Fastest Men On Earth (1956 - Melbourne) 13/20
The Fastest Men On Earth (1956 - Melbourne) 13/20
Published: 2012/07/13
Channel: MITOGEN2
Morrow Equals 100 Yards Record (1957)
Morrow Equals 100 Yards Record (1957)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
Dave Sime defeats Bobby Morrow in a track race in Big Springs, Texas. HD Stock Footage
Dave Sime defeats Bobby Morrow in a track race in Big Springs, Texas. HD Stock Footage
Published: 2014/06/16
Channel: CriticalPast
1956 Melbourne Olympic Men
1956 Melbourne Olympic Men's 100m final Olimpiadas Melbourne 1956 final 100 metros lisos masculinos
Published: 2013/01/11
Channel: Sportubing
1956 Olympic track and field hopefuls compete in the NCAA championships
1956 Olympic track and field hopefuls compete in the NCAA championships
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: nutty.archives
BOBBY MORROW   REPORTAJE TRANS WORLD SPORT 2013
BOBBY MORROW REPORTAJE TRANS WORLD SPORT 2013
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Antonio LORENTE MURCIA
Bobby Morrow - Induction into TX Track & Field Hall of Fame
Bobby Morrow - Induction into TX Track & Field Hall of Fame
Published: 2016/01/10
Channel: TTFCAv
Cassie Divin sweeps the sprints Bobby Morrow Relays 2013
Cassie Divin sweeps the sprints Bobby Morrow Relays 2013
Published: 2013/02/09
Channel: HarlingensMostWanted
PSJA Southwest Varsity Track 2015 4 X 400 Bobby Morrow Track Meet 2-14-15
PSJA Southwest Varsity Track 2015 4 X 400 Bobby Morrow Track Meet 2-14-15
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: Natalie Digrazia
Bobby Morrow Relays Varsity Boys 800m
Bobby Morrow Relays Varsity Boys 800m
Published: 2010/02/14
Channel: francis21
Melbourne 1956 [Bobby Joe Morrow] 200m (Amateur Footage)
Melbourne 1956 [Bobby Joe Morrow] 200m (Amateur Footage)
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: TF Filmarchiv
Bobby Morrow -"The Fastest Man on Earth" (1956).
Bobby Morrow -"The Fastest Man on Earth" (1956).
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: John Alexander Berry
MRO Crappie Truman Lake
MRO Crappie Truman Lake
Published: 2015/11/30
Channel: Barry Morrow
Bobby Farnham vs Brenden Morrow Dec 23, 2014
Bobby Farnham vs Brenden Morrow Dec 23, 2014
Published: 2014/12/24
Channel: hockeyfights.com
Pritchard Service - March 26, 2017
Pritchard Service - March 26, 2017
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Olympics 100m men
Olympics 100m men's final (1956)
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: Louis Kwakye
"OUR FRIEND, BODY FAT" by Bobby Morrow, Certified Personal Trainer
"OUR FRIEND, BODY FAT" by Bobby Morrow, Certified Personal Trainer
Published: 2009/10/26
Channel: Bobby Morrow
HIGHLIGHTS: Weslaco East 19 San Benito 25 F
HIGHLIGHTS: Weslaco East 19 San Benito 25 F
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: WeslacoISD
Bobby Morrow, Personal Trainer on getting fit at the forum on Hometown TV Today
Bobby Morrow, Personal Trainer on getting fit at the forum on Hometown TV Today
Published: 2009/09/07
Channel: Bobby Morrow
[Skin] Bobby Morrow
[Skin] Bobby Morrow
Published: 2015/12/14
Channel: wessgame
Do da rickey bobby Morrow prom 09
Do da rickey bobby Morrow prom 09
Published: 2009/05/17
Channel: justin meredith
San Benito From the Sky
San Benito From the Sky
Published: 2011/01/07
Channel: SanBenitoCISD
Greyhounds score on Bulldogs
Greyhounds score on Bulldogs
Published: 2016/08/20
Channel: Dave Favila
JO Melbourne 1956
JO Melbourne 1956
Published: 2012/12/09
Channel: lalegendedu100m
Pritchard Service - April 2, 2017
Pritchard Service - April 2, 2017
Published: 2017/04/02
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Bobby morrow at tr speedway
Bobby morrow at tr speedway
Published: 2013/03/17
Channel: oleblue8564
To Tell the Truth - "Wrong Way" Corrigan (Jul 16, 1957)
To Tell the Truth - "Wrong Way" Corrigan (Jul 16, 1957)
Published: 2015/07/06
Channel: To Tell the Truth (CBS)
Bobby Morrow brisando - Parte 1.
Bobby Morrow brisando - Parte 1.
Published: 2015/11/04
Channel: DKX666
Pritchard Service - March 19, 2017
Pritchard Service - March 19, 2017
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: Pritchard at South End
LYFORD 2014   EVENT HORIZON, PS
LYFORD 2014 EVENT HORIZON, PS
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Litskies
HANNA 2014   COUNTDOWN, PS
HANNA 2014 COUNTDOWN, PS
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Litskies
EDCOUCH ELSA 2014   HOW TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, PS
EDCOUCH ELSA 2014 HOW TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, PS
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Litskies
PACE 2014   MUSIC OF THE NIGHT,PS
PACE 2014 MUSIC OF THE NIGHT,PS
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Litskies
HARLINGEN 2014   UNBOUND, PS
HARLINGEN 2014 UNBOUND, PS
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Litskies
HARLINGEN SOUTH 2013   SB TOC FINALS
HARLINGEN SOUTH 2013 SB TOC FINALS
Published: 2013/10/13
Channel: Litskies
73rd Annual Pigskin Jubilee
73rd Annual Pigskin Jubilee
Published: 2015/10/18
Channel: ValleyMorning
Pritchard Service - February 5, 2017
Pritchard Service - February 5, 2017
Published: 2017/02/05
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Pritchard Service - March 5, 2017
Pritchard Service - March 5, 2017
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Pritchard Service - March 12, 2017
Pritchard Service - March 12, 2017
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: Pritchard at South End
MERCEDES 2013   SB TOC
MERCEDES 2013 SB TOC
Published: 2013/10/14
Channel: Litskies
06/26/56 Arnie Sowell wins the 100 meter in the national AAU track and field championships
06/26/56 Arnie Sowell wins the 100 meter in the national AAU track and field championships
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: nutty.archives
RAYMONDVILLE 2013, PS
RAYMONDVILLE 2013, PS
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Litskies
Pritchard Service - February 12, 2017
Pritchard Service - February 12, 2017
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: Pritchard at South End
Palmview
Palmview's Shot Put State Medalist Masters Discus In Opening Meet
Published: 2013/02/12
Channel: CBS 4 News Rio Grande Valley
Weslaco High School Marching Band at Pigskin Competition 2013
Weslaco High School Marching Band at Pigskin Competition 2013
Published: 2013/10/27
Channel: Josue Vargas
2012 Region 28 Pigskin Jubilee - Part 2 - 5A Bands Part 1
2012 Region 28 Pigskin Jubilee - Part 2 - 5A Bands Part 1
Published: 2014/09/26
Channel: Jose Rivera
KINGSVILLE JAVELINA 2013, PS
KINGSVILLE JAVELINA 2013, PS
Published: 2013/10/20
Channel: Litskies
Gladys Porter High School Marching Band at Pigskin Competition 2013
Gladys Porter High School Marching Band at Pigskin Competition 2013
Published: 2013/10/27
Channel: Josue Vargas
WESLACO EAST 2013, PS
WESLACO EAST 2013, PS
Published: 2013/10/20
Channel: Litskies
Donna High School Mighty Redskin Band at Pigskin Competition 2013
Donna High School Mighty Redskin Band at Pigskin Competition 2013
Published: 2013/10/24
Channel: Josue Vargas
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Bobby Morrow
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Morrow in 1956
Personal information
Born October 15, 1935 (1935-10-15) (age 81)
Harlingen, Texas, U.S.

Bobby Joe Morrow (born October 15, 1935) is an American former athlete and winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956.

Morrow has been called "the dominant sprinter of the 1950s" and "the most relaxed sprinter of all time, even more so than his hero Jesse Owens".[1]

Biography[edit]

Bobby Joe Morrow was born in Harlingen, Texas,[2] and raised on a farm in San Benito, Texas. Before becoming a sprinter, Morrow played football for San Benito High School. Morrow also was a sprinter at Abilene Christian University and a member of the men's club Frater Sodalis.

Morrow won the 1955 AAU 100-yard title. His most successful season was in 1956, when he was chosen by Sports Illustrated as "Sportsman of the Year". Morrow won the sprint double in the national college championships and defended his AAU title. Morrow then went to the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, where he won three gold medals and was the leader of the American sprint team. First, he was victorious in the 100-meter dash. He then led an American sweep of the medals in the 200-meter dash, while equaling the World Record at that distance with a time of 20.6 seconds (unofficially auto-timed at 20.75). He won his third gold by anchoring the 4×100-meter relay team to a World Record time. The three performances are encapsulated in Video on YouTube.

Morrow achieved great fame after winning his three gold medals, and was featured on the covers of Life magazine and SPORT magazine, as well as Sports Illustrated. He appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and Arthur Godfrey and His Friends, and addressed a joint session of the Texas legislature.[3]

Morrow's success on a national level continued after the Olympics, but he retired in 1958 to become a farmer and a woodworker. He made a short comeback before the 1960 Olympics but failed to qualify for the US Olympic team.

In October 2006, San Benito High School named its new 11,000 seat sporting facility Bobby Morrow Stadium.[4] Mr. Morrow was on hand to help dedicate the new facility. He was Inducted into the Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame, Class of 2016.[5]

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