Bill McChesney (athlete)
January 8, 1959|
|Died||October 29, 1992
|Event(s)||5000 meters, 10,000 meters|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||Mile: 3:56.36
3000 meters: 7:40.19
5000 meters: 13:14.80
10,000 meters: 27:47.25
He graduated from South Eugene High School and earned All-American honors in cross-country and track and field while attending the University of Oregon. He qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team in the 5,000 meters but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. He did however receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes. McChesney was ranked first in America and fourth in the world in the 5,000-meters during the 1981 season.
- All-Athletics. "Profile of Bill McChesney".
- Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.
- University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame biography
- Leaders of the Long Distance Decades-University of Oregon
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