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Lou Scott
Personal information
Full nameLouis Cohn "Lou" Scott
BornSeptember 4, 1945 (1945-09-04) (age 78)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Alma materArizona State University
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Event(s)Mile, 5,000 meters 10,000 meters, 25Km road run
ClubMotor City Striders
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Mile – 4:04.9 (1964); 2 miles – 8:35.2 (1967); 5000 – 13:46.4 (1968)[1]
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1967 Winnipeg 5000 m

Louis Cohn "Lou" Scott (born September 4, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American long-distance runner who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics.[2] He won a silver medal at the 1967 Pan American Games.

He continues to run, showing up in a local Senior Olympics race.[3] Running for Eastern High School, he was the Michigan State Champion in the mile in 1962 and 1963. He was also the 1962 state Cross Country Champion. His 4:11.3 in the summer of 1963 was the Michigan state record for seven years.[4]

In 1985, Scott was a school teacher, and also competed in the Masters National Outdoor Track and Field Championship.[5]


  1. ^ Lou Scott.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lou Scott". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
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  4. ^ Michigan Runner July 2012 P.8
  5. ^ National Masters News, Oct 1985, page 9 of 36.[1] Retrieved Mar 22, 2023