Ron Daws (June 21, 1937 – July 28, 1992) was a runner and 1968 Summer Olympics men's marathon athlete.[1][2] Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he also competed at the 1967 Pan-American Games marathon[3] and finished first in the National AAU Marathon also in 1967[3][4] on June 11.[5]

Daws was a friend of Steve Hoag and Jim Berka. The three often finished 1-2-3 in Minnesota races. He was married to Lorraine Moller[6][7] in the 1980s, who he later divorced.[8]

In 1984, Daws appeared on The Mary Hanson Show (named after his wife, Mary Hanson, whom he married in October 1991). Daws died of a heart attack in 1992.[9]

In honor of his death, in 1993, the Minnesota Distance Running Association Ron Daws 25K in Minneapolis was renamed after him.[10]

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References

  1. ^ "Olympedia – Ron Daws". olympedia.org. OlyMADMen. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  2. ^ Ron Daws at Sports Reference, retrieved 20 April 2010
  3. ^ a b Heat Takes Toll: Ron Daws Wins National Marathon, The Day, New London, Connecticut, 12 June 1967, retrieved 22 April 2010 at Google News
  4. ^ A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week, Sports Illustrated, 19 June 1967, retrieved 22 April 2010 at SI Vault
  5. ^ Long Distance Log, Volume 12, Number 139, June 1967, retrieved 22 April 2010 at RRCA History
  6. ^ STEVE HOAG, Running Minnesota blog, Chad Austin, 28 January 2007, retrieved 20 April 2010
  7. ^ 2009 Ron Daws 25K Race Report, Run. Race. Repeat. blog, Steve Quick, 4 April 2009, retrieved 20 April 2010
  8. ^ Twists in the road: Moller's book recounts her struggles as marathoner, wife, Barbara Matson, The Boston Globe, 16 April 2009, retrieved 22 April 2010
  9. ^ Ron Daws: The Mind and Body Connection on YouTube
  10. ^ MDRA RON DAWS 25K, Apple RaceberryJaM, retrieved 20 April 2010
  11. ^ Ron Daws MARATHON TRAINING at The Lydiard Foundation, retrieved 20 April 2010