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Sport  Athletics
Height  1.87 m
Role  Olympic athlete

Name  Bill Toomey
Event(s)  Decathlon
Weight  87 kg
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Born  January 10, 1939 (age 76) (1939-01-10) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Club  Southern California Striders
Personal best(s)  100 – 10.3 (1966); 200 – 21.2 (1966); 400 – 45.6 (1968); 1500 – 4:12.7 (1964); 110H – 14.2 (1969); 400H – 5.17 (1961); HJ – 6–6¾ (2.00) (1969); PV – 14–0¼ (4.27) (1969); LJ – 26–0¼ (7.93) (1969); SP – 47–2¼ (14.38) (1969); DT – 154–2 (46.99) 1969); JT – 225–8 (68.78) (1969); Dec – 8309 (1969)
Education  University of Colorado Boulder
Children  Sarah Toomey, Samantha Toomey
Similar People  Kurt Bendlin, Hans‑Joachim Walde, Mary Rand, Robert Scheerer

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William Anthony Toomey (born January 10, 1939) is a former American track and field competitor and the 1968 Olympic decathlon champion.

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Bill Toomey Guests 100 Years Olympic Decathlon 1912 2012

Ten's my favorite number. Ten letters in my name. Born January 10, always wore number 10 as a ball player. It had to be the decathlon."

Bill Toomey Greatest Athlete in Connecticut History Tournament Andy

A graduate of Worcester Academy and the University of Colorado, Toomey was named ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year in 1968. He set the world record in the decathlon in December 1969 and received the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States in 1969.

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He won 23 of the 38 decathlons he competed in, scoring over 8,000 points a dozen times. He was on the cover of the October 1969 issue of Track and Field News.

A week after his world record, Toomey married Olympic gold-medal winning British athlete Mary Rand in 1969 and they had two daughters, Samantha and Sarah. They divorced after 22 years of marriage.

Toomey was head coach in track and field at the University of California at Irvine in the early 1970s. Before that he worked as a television broadcaster and marketing consultant.

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Bill Toomey Wikipedia


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