Al Feuerbach

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Al Feuerbach
Al Feuerbach 1974b.jpg
Al Feuerbach in 1974
Personal information
Born (1948-01-14) January 14, 1948 (age 69)
Preston, Iowa, United States
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 120 kg (260 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put, discus throw
Club Pacific Coast Club, Long Beach
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) SP – 21.82 m (1973)
DT – 54.30 m (1970)

Allan "Al" Dean Feuerbach (born January 14, 1948) is a former American track and field athlete. He competed in the shot put at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and finished in fifth and fourth place, respectively. He missed the 1980 Games due to their boycott by the United States. On May 5, 1973, he broke Randy Matson's seven-year-old world record in the shot put by throwing 21.82 meters (71' 7") at the San Jose Invitational at San Jose State College.[1] Just weeks later, competing in a different sport, olympic-style weight lifting, he finished second in the heavyweight division at the U.S. weightlifting championships. Feuerbach currently works as a free lance audio technologist.

He was a four time American champion in the shot put,[2] plus he added three indoor championships[3] and a British AAA Championship.

In 2016, he was elected into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.[4]

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Records
Preceded by
United States Randy Matson
Men's shot put world record holder
May 5, 1973 – February 21, 1976
Succeeded by
United States Terry Albritton