Bob Seagren

Bob Seagren

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Bob Seagren
Height 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight 176 lbs (80 kg)
Nationality United States
PR 880y – 2:00.5 (1967); 440yH – 52.3 (1969); PV – 18-5¾ (5.63) (1972)
Born October 17, 1946 at Pomona, CA
High School Pomona HS
College USC
Club Southern California Striders

Robert Lloyd "Bob" Seagren (1946-) is an American pole vaulter who won a gold medal in 1968 and a silver medal in 1972.

In addition to his two Olympic medals, Bob Seagren won the pole vault in the 1967 Pan American Games. Indoors and outdoors, he won a total of six AAU and four NCAA titles. He also broke the world outdoor record six times, finishing up with a vault of 18-5¾ (5.63) at the 1972 Olympic Trials, but in Munich Olympics he was handicapped by a last minute IAAF ruling which forced him to change his pole, and he earned the silver medal. He also broke the indoor record eight times between 1966 and 1969. Seagren graduated from Southern Cal in 1968 and, after his outstanding amateur career, turned professional. He has since worked as an actor, including on the TV Series "Soap", and later was an executive with a major running shoe company.

Seagren competed repeatedly (in 1973-75, 1977-78, and 1982) on the TV series "Superstars" earning a total of $206,900.[1] This included winning the first U.S. Superstars competition in 1973 and the first World Superstars title in 1977.

Seagren.jpg In 1986, Seagren was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. In 1975, he was inducted into the Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame.

Today, he is CEO of International City Racing, which specializes in the development, management, and implementation of road racing, endurance, and fitness events, including the Long Beach International City Marathon. He is also an active supporter of the Commission on Athletics of the California Community Colleges.

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  1. Retrieved 2009-02-20.