Dick Howard (athlete)

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Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome 400 metre hurdles

Dick Howard (Richard Wayne Howard, August 22, 1935 – November 9, 1967) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metre hurdles.

He competed for the United States in the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy, where he won the bronze medal in the 400 metre hurdles. Running for the University of New Mexico, he was the 1959 NCAA Champion at 440 yard hurdles, the first time the event was held.

Howard died of a heroin overdose in 1967.[1]


  1. ^ Berryman, Jack W.; Park, Roberta J. (1992). Sport and Exercise Science: Essays in the History of Sports Medicine. University of Illinois Press. p. 328. ISBN 978-0252062421.
  • Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Track and Field (Men): 400-Meter Hurdles". In The Complete Book of the Olympics - 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. p. 163.

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