Wade Bell
Wade Bell 1968.jpg
Personal information
Born (1945-01-03) January 3, 1945 (age 77)
Ogden, Utah, United States
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)800 m
ClubOregon Track Club, Eugene
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 m – 1:45.0 (1967)
Mile – 3:59.8 (1966).
Medal record

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.[1]

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

References

  1. ^ Wade Bell. sports-reference
  2. ^ "The U.S. Sub-4:00 Miler's Club (Chronologically) - Track & Field News". Track & Field News. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  3. ^ "Wade Bell Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. 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.