Friday, February 06, 2009

Former Stanford Track and Field coach Payton Jordan RIP

Mr. Jordan, seen here racing in 1997 as he set a new world record in a M80 200, passed away yesterday at the age of 91 after battling cancer. For those of you who don't know who is Payton Jordan, below is his wikipedia page followed be a few newspaper articles. I have personally seen him compete against men his age and he was usually signing autographs as his competitors were still racing:

Stanford track legend Payton Jordan dead at 91 (San Jose Mercury News)

Track and field coach Payton Jordan dead at 91
(Washington Post)
Payton Jordan 1917-2009: Longtime track coach was a legend at Stanford and '68 Olympics (SF Chronicle)

Below you can find a link to a book written about Payton (Champions for Life) a few years ago that describes his years at Stanford and more.

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