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Greg Rice City Meet 1600m Girls
Greg Rice City Meet 1600m Girls
Published: 2012/05/15
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Greg Rice City Meet 3200 m Boys
Greg Rice City Meet 3200 m Boys
Published: 2012/05/12
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Historic Archival Stock Footage - Swedish Champion tops U.S. Stars in Athletic Meet
Historic Archival Stock Footage - Swedish Champion tops U.S. Stars in Athletic Meet
Published: 2014/04/26
Channel: Buyout Footage Historic Film Archive
Greg Rice City Meet 4x100 B & G
Greg Rice City Meet 4x100 B & G
Published: 2012/05/12
Channel: runnersedgemt
Greg Rice Football Highlight Video
Greg Rice Football Highlight Video
Published: 2010/09/02
Channel: ftbul54
LSU vs. Rice regional highlights
LSU vs. Rice regional highlights
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: lazerseal1973 @gmail
Greg Rice City Meet 110m Hurdles Boys and 100m Hurdles Girls
Greg Rice City Meet 110m Hurdles Boys and 100m Hurdles Girls
Published: 2012/05/15
Channel: runnersedgemt
Jayson Carter
Jayson Carter's first career carry
Published: 2013/10/26
Channel: Rice Athletics
BOS@NYY: Red Sox, Yankees empty the benches
BOS@NYY: Red Sox, Yankees empty the benches
Published: 2013/04/29
Channel: MLB
Ray Rice Knocked Out Fiancee - FULL VIDEO | TMZ Sports
Ray Rice Knocked Out Fiancee - FULL VIDEO | TMZ Sports
Published: 2014/09/08
Channel: TMZSports
Arkansas vs. Rice 1989
Arkansas vs. Rice 1989
Published: 2013/10/09
Channel: WARMACHINE2013
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson's 'Herculean' meal plan
Published: 2014/07/24
Channel: USA TODAY
D1 BASKETBALL PLAYER PRETENDS TO BE SURFER PRANK!! DUNKING IN A WETSUIT! VENICE BEACH!
D1 BASKETBALL PLAYER PRETENDS TO BE SURFER PRANK!! DUNKING IN A WETSUIT! VENICE BEACH!
Published: 2017/04/02
Channel: AJ Lapray
Greg Doucette IFBB PRO X2X athlete 620 for 8 sumo nov 12 2012 @ 206 lbs
Greg Doucette IFBB PRO X2X athlete 620 for 8 sumo nov 12 2012 @ 206 lbs
Published: 2012/11/13
Channel: Greg Doucette
Undercover Lyft with Richard Sherman
Undercover Lyft with Richard Sherman
Published: 2016/04/27
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Undercover Lyft with Jerry Rice
Undercover Lyft with Jerry Rice
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: Lyft
Super Bowl XXIII: "Montana & Rice
Super Bowl XXIII: "Montana & Rice's Legendary Performance" | Bengals vs. 49ers | NFL Full Game
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: NFL
UB Athletics: Athletic Director Allen Greene
UB Athletics: Athletic Director Allen Greene
Published: 2015/11/24
Channel: UB Bulls
Sports Science:  NFL Superstar Larry Fitzgerald
Sports Science: NFL Superstar Larry Fitzgerald
Published: 2009/12/01
Channel: rockboy1138
Greg Jennings - Modell
Greg Jennings - Modell's Undercover Associate
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: Modells SG
NFL Intros - SNL
NFL Intros - SNL
Published: 2014/09/28
Channel: Saturday Night Live
Michael Jordan vs Glen Rice!
Michael Jordan vs Glen Rice!
Published: 2015/06/10
Channel: Hoops Madness
Fit Houston Woman Gets Whole Body Adjusted At Advanced Chiropractic Relief
Fit Houston Woman Gets Whole Body Adjusted At Advanced Chiropractic Relief
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Advanced Chiropractic Relief LLC
March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016
Published: 2016/04/02
Channel: Greg RICE
JB English 102 video project
JB English 102 video project
Published: 2015/04/16
Channel: Greg Rice
Monday night hit ouch!
Monday night hit ouch!
Published: 2011/09/27
Channel: Greg Rice
2009 Brett Favre To Greg Lewis Back of the End Zone Game-Winning TD | Vikings vs. 49ers | NFL
2009 Brett Favre To Greg Lewis Back of the End Zone Game-Winning TD | Vikings vs. 49ers | NFL
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: NFL
Underclassmen Challenge: OL vs. DL
Underclassmen Challenge: OL vs. DL
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Rivals.com
Raiders vs. Chiefs 2001 | Jerry Rice
Raiders vs. Chiefs 2001 | Jerry Rice's First Game in Silver & Black | NFL Classic Highlights
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: NFL
Testimonials: Johnathan Rice, Past Athlete - Wrestling
Testimonials: Johnathan Rice, Past Athlete - Wrestling
Published: 2014/07/18
Channel: Team Kahnawake
Best NFL Trash Talk (Compilation) || HD
Best NFL Trash Talk (Compilation) || HD
Published: 2015/07/17
Channel: Michael Nacnac
Ray Rice Elevator KNOCKOUT Janay Palmer - Hits Fiancee & Punch | Punches KO REBLOP.com
Ray Rice Elevator KNOCKOUT Janay Palmer - Hits Fiancee & Punch | Punches KO REBLOP.com
Published: 2014/09/09
Channel: ReblopTV News
⚾LSU Greg Deichmann Clutch Homeruns⚾
⚾LSU Greg Deichmann Clutch Homeruns⚾
Published: 2016/09/24
Channel: Cityzen225
Army Veteran Gets Her First Adjustment By Houston Chiropractor Dr Gregory Johnson rice Crispies
Army Veteran Gets Her First Adjustment By Houston Chiropractor Dr Gregory Johnson rice Crispies
Published: 2017/03/14
Channel: Advanced Chiropractic Relief LLC
FULL DAY OF EATING | One Meal a Day to Increase Fat Loss? | Gabriel Sey
FULL DAY OF EATING | One Meal a Day to Increase Fat Loss? | Gabriel Sey
Published: 2017/09/29
Channel: Gabriel Sey
The Rice Owls final practice before the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
The Rice Owls final practice before the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Published: 2012/12/27
Channel: Rice University
Ray Rice -- ELEVATOR KNOCKOUT Raw Footage | TMZ Sports
Ray Rice -- ELEVATOR KNOCKOUT Raw Footage | TMZ Sports
Published: 2014/09/08
Channel: TMZSports
Rutgers
Rutgers' Ray Rice 2007 highlights
Published: 2008/01/03
Channel: NJ.com
Athletic Training at Athletic Republic (Comparisons of Week 1-3) call (714)972-2762
Athletic Training at Athletic Republic (Comparisons of Week 1-3) call (714)972-2762
Published: 2009/04/30
Channel: Yo Armendariz
Anthony Rice Highlights
Anthony Rice Highlights
Published: 2011/05/25
Channel: 247SportsStudio
Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly (Video)
Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly (Video)
Published: 2009/10/25
Channel: GlenHansardVEVO
New NCAA Faceoff Rules Explained w/ Greg Gurenlian
New NCAA Faceoff Rules Explained w/ Greg Gurenlian
Published: 2014/10/02
Channel: ECD Lacrosse
1-on-1: Greg Cosell Evaluates 49ers OTAs
1-on-1: Greg Cosell Evaluates 49ers OTAs
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: San Francisco 49ers
Panther For A Day: Trey Rice III
Panther For A Day: Trey Rice III
Published: 2016/06/16
Channel: Carolina Panthers
LSU freshman, former Brother Martin star Greg Deichmann is rounding back into form | Video
LSU freshman, former Brother Martin star Greg Deichmann is rounding back into form | Video
Published: 2015/03/26
Channel: NOLA.com
Raisin & Cardamon Rice Pudding
Raisin & Cardamon Rice Pudding
Published: 2015/03/07
Channel: Hench Herbivore
Syracuse
Syracuse's Schoonmaker dodges, draws 2 slides, Rice feeds Maltz for a goal
Published: 2013/11/21
Channel: Lacrosse Film Room
Ex-UofL Athlete, JCPS Employee Faces Drug Charges
Ex-UofL Athlete, JCPS Employee Faces Drug Charges
Published: 2011/12/09
Channel: WLKY News Louisville
Jim Fiore on the Role of College Athletic Directors
Jim Fiore on the Role of College Athletic Directors
Published: 2015/11/16
Channel: Jim Fiore
Danny Curran Track Meet April 2, 2016  Men
Danny Curran Track Meet April 2, 2016 Men's 1500 heat 2
Published: 2016/04/03
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Joseph Gregory *Greg" Rice
Greg Rice 1943.jpg
Greg Rice in 1943
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1916-01-03)January 3, 1916[1]
Deer Lodge, Montana, U.S.
Died May 19, 1991(1991-05-19) (aged 75)
River Edge, New Jersey, U.S.
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) Mile – 5000 meters
College team Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Club New York Athletic Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Mile – 4:13.0 (1938)
5000 m – 14:33.4 (1940)[1]

Joseph Gregory "Greg" Rice[2] (January 3, 1916 – May 19, 1991) was an American long-distance runner. He was five times American champion in the 5000 m, set world indoor best times at two miles and three miles, and in 1940 received the Sullivan Award as the outstanding American amateur athlete. Like most athletes of his generation his athletics career was curtailed by the outbreak of World War II.

Early life[edit]

Rice was born in Deer Lodge, Montana on January 3, 1916, later moving to Missoula, Montana. Whilst attending Missoula County High School, Rice won both the 800 and mile high-school state titles in his sophomore, junior and senior years.[2] Greg Rice ran for Notre Dame university track team whilst studying there. He graduated in 1939. During this period he won two NCAA 2 miles titles in 1937 and 1939.

Track and field career[edit]

At 5' 5" height but barrel-chested, Rice was nicknamed the "Little Dynamo".[3] After leaving Notre Dame, Rice was affiliated with the New York Athletic Club[2]

His achievements in 1940: American records at 2 and 3 miles; winning the national 5000 m title; and beating Finland's champion athlete Taisto Mäki meant he was the overwhelming winner of the Sullivan Award that year[4][5] On the 28 February 1942 at the AAU indoor championships, Rice set a world indoor best time at three miles of 13:45.7, a time not bettered for 17 years.[3][6]

On March 16, 1943, Rice set a world indoor best time for two miles of 8:51.0, a time not bettered for 9 years.[6]

Overall, Rice was to set indoor best times on 8 occasions. At one point in his career, he was unbeaten for 65 races indoors and outdoors (55 alone indoors) [7] and won 3 indoor national titles at 3 miles (1940–43).[6]

On June 6, 1942, Rice set a new American outdoor record for 3 miles of 14:00.0.[8] His final race was on June 20, 1943, where he came second to the legendary Swedish runner Gunder Hägg over 5000 m at the AAU Championships. His training for the race had been interrupted by time at sea following his enlisting in the United States Maritime Service six months earlier.

Later life[edit]

After his service in the war, Rice worked as an accountant for the toy company Louis Marx & Company. He retired in 1984.[6] Rice remained active within athletics serving as an official. He was married and had 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1991 of a stroke[6]

USA Championships[edit]

Rice was a very successful competitor at 5000 m in the USA National Track and Field Championships (then AAU Championships) between 1938 and 1943:[9]

USA Championships
Year 5000m
1938 1st
1939 1st
1940 1st
1941 1st
1942 1st
1943 2nd

Accolades and awards[edit]

  • In 1940, Rice received the Sullivan Award as the outstanding American amateur athlete.
  • In 1977, he was inducted into the United States Track and Field Hall of Fame[7]
  • In 1994, he was inducted into the Montana High School Association Hall of Fame.[2]
  • In 2005, he was inducted into the Millrose Games Hall of Fame (because of his four wins at 2 miles in the Millrose Games in 1939 and 1941–43).[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greg Rice. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ a b c d Joseph Gregory Rice (135) Missoula High School, MHSA Athletes Hall of Fame, Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b Eugene Register-Guard (February 28, 1942) Greg Rice Gallops to New 3-Mile Mark, Associated Press. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  4. ^ Gregory Rice is Names Winner of Sullivan Award, Associated Press, The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, January 9, 1941. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  5. ^ Notre Dame Lad Thrills Fans With Speed in Three Mile, INS, Toledo Blade, April 1, 1940.
  6. ^ a b c d e Thomas Rodgers (May 22, 1991) Greg Rice, a Champion Runner Of the Early 1940's, Dies at 75, New York Times .
  7. ^ a b Greg Rice, USA Track and Field Hall of Fame.
  8. ^ Greg Rice sets new record for three-mile run, Herald-Journal, June 7, 1942.
  9. ^ History of US Nationals Results: 5000 Meters. Men, Track & Field News.
  10. ^ Irish Track and Field Legend Greg Rice To Be Inducted Into Millrose Games Hall of Fame, The Official Site of Notre Dame Athletics, Retrieved 16 March 2014.

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