Wade Bell
Personal information
Born (1945-01-03) January 3, 1945 (age 79)
Ogden, Utah, U.S.A.[1]
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event800 m
ClubOregon Track Club, Eugene
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 m – 1:45.0 (1967)
Mile – 3:59.8 (1966).[1]
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg 800 m

Charles Wade Bell (born January 3, 1945) is a former middle distance runner from the United States, who competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He is best known for winning the gold medal in the men's 800 m event at the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.[2]

Career

Wade Bell ran collegiately for the University of Oregon and professionally for Oregon Track Club. In 1968, Bell was a member of Oregon TC's 4x800 meter relay team, which broke the world record in the event at the time, although it was not ratified by the IAAF. Bell was the 17th American man to break 4 minutes in the mile, doing so in 1966.[3][4]

Post Professional Career

Wade Bell remained actively involved in Track and Field. In 1970, Bell began his service as a course clerk at Oregon's Hayward field. Throughout the 1970s, Bell served as president of the Oregon Track Club and directed the Prefontaine classic.[5]

Personal life

Wade Bell is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b Robinson, Doug (4 Feb 2020). "BYU's Talem Franco joins the Sub-4 Club". www.deseret.com. Retrieved 28 Sep 2023.
  2. ^ Wade Bell. sports-reference
  3. ^ "The U.S. Sub-4:00 Miler's Club (Chronologically) - Track & Field News". Track & Field News. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  4. ^ "Wade Bell Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  5. ^ "Wade Bell Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  6. ^ Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News. 1998. p. 555. ISBN 1573454915.