Name: Frank Shorter
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Marathon
DOB: 10/31/1947
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Hometown: Middletown, N.Y.
High School: Northfield Mount Hermon School (Mount Hermon, Mass.)
College: University of Florida; Yale University
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1972, 1976); two-time Olympic medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Munich 1972, gold (marathon) 5th (10,000-meter)
  • Montreal 1976, silver (marathon)
Personal: Son of an American army doctor who was based in Germany after World War II...The second eldest of 11 children...Won his first marathon in 1970 in Sao Paulo, Brazil...Founded a sportswear company and worked as a television sports commentator upon his retirement from competitive racing...Helped establish the United States Anti-Doping Agency and served as its chairman from 2000-03...Wrote a memoir entitled, “My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life”...Worked with a national organization that promoted physical fitness among children...Father to three children.