Tom von Ruden
Tom Van Ruden.jpg
Tom Van Ruden in 1969
Personal information
BornAugust 22, 1944
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
DiedMay 17, 2018(2018-05-17) (aged 73)[1]
Medal record

Thomas Frederick Von Ruden (August 22, 1944 – May 17, 2018) was a middle distance runner from the United States. He is best known for winning the gold medal in the men's 1500 metres at the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Von Ruden set his personal best (3:38.5) in the same event on 26 July 1971 at a meet in Århus. He also competed in the men's 1500 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics.[2]

1985 Von Ruden won the 1500 m at the Masters West Region Championship.[3]

References

  1. ^ Tom Von Ruden's obituary
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tom Von Ruden Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  3. ^ National Masters News, Aug 1985, page 36. [1] Retrieved Jun 7, 2022