Doris Brown Heritage
|Representing United States|
|Pan American Games|
|1967 Winnipeg||800 metres|
|1971 Cali||800 metres|
Doris Brown was born on September 17, 1942 in Tacoma, Washington.
Brown went to Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Washington, graduating in 1960. She then attended Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington where she earned a B.A. in 1964 and a M.S. in 1971.
In 1966, Brown became the first woman to run a sub-5 minute mile indoors, clocking 4:52. At one point in her career she held every women’s national and world record from 440 yards up through one mile. Brown is perhaps best remembered for her five victories in the International Cross Country Championships (1967–1971), and she also represented the United States at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics games. In 1976, Brown won the Vancouver International Marathon and placed second in the New York City Marathon. She coached track and cross country at Seattle Pacific University for four decades. 
Brown was the second female inducted into U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1999 and was inducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame in 2002.
She won the first three official women's races at the International Cross Country Championships from 1967 to 1969. She won the American 1970 International race and was undisputed champion again in 1971.
- "USATF Hall of Fame: Doris Brown (Heritage)". Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "National Distance Running Hall of Fame: Doris Brown Heritage". Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- Raley, Dan (June 11, 2008), "Where Are They Now: Doris Heritage, former long distance runner", The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- Kissane, John A. (November 2002). "A Commitment to Excellence: The Long Run of Doris Brown Heritage". The Running Times.
- International Cross Country Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-04-03.
- National Distance Running Hall of Fame web page
- SPU cross country web page
- Forman, Ken. The Fragile Champion: Doris Brown Who Always Ran the Extra Mile, Tate Publishing, Mustang OK., 2005. ISBN 1-59886-119-0.
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