|Born||September 11, 1949|
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg)|
|Sport||Middle distance running|
Liquori made the U.S. Olympic team in 1968 as a nineteen-year-old freshman. He reached the finals of the 1,500 meter run but suffered a stress fracture and finished 12th. He was the youngest person ever to compete in the final.
In 1969, he finished second to Ryun in the NCAA indoor mile, then won the NCAA and AAU outdoor mile championships by turning the tables on Ryun and beating him. He repeated the AAU outdoor in 1970 and had his best year in 1971, winning the NCAA and AAU outdoor titles, and a gold medal in the 1,500 m at the Pan-American Games. Also in 1969 and 1971, he was ranked number 1 in the world for 1500 meters/mile. In 1977 he was ranked number 1 in 5000 meters and set a U.S. record of 13:15.1 while finishing second to Miruts Yifter in the inaugural World Cup.
On May 16, 1971, Liquori lowered his personal best to 3:54.6 in the Dream Mile in Philadelphia and beat Ryun by a few steps.
But Liquori was injured later that year. He didn't return to competition until 1973. In 1975, he ran a personal best 3:52.2 in the mile, finishing second to Filbert Bayi (who broke Ryun's world record in that race by 0.1 second with a 3:51.0), and set a United States record of 8:17.12 in the 2 mile. Liquori retired from competitive distance running in 1980.
He has written an autobiography, On The Run, and he also wrote Guide to the Elite Runner and Home Gym Workout. He was a founder of The Athletic Attic Footwear chain in 1972. Liquori lives in Gainesville, Florida. Liquori did commentary at The Munich,Montreal,Sidney,Barcelona,Seoul,Athens Olympic Games and the New York and Boston Marathons .Liquori produced and hosted “Running and Racing” on Espn for 14 years and Fitness Adventures on the Outdoor Life Network. Liquori was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), which is now in remission. Liquori has been inducted into The New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame, National Track and Field Hall of Fame, Italian American Hall of Fame, National High School Hall of Game, National Distance Running Hall of Fame. In 2022 Liquori was inducted into the Cosida Academic All American Hall of Fame.
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Marty Liquori". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
- Marty Liquori, USA Track & Field. Accessed October 7, 2007.
- Marty Liquori; Skip Myslenski (1979). On the Run: In Search of the Perfect Race. Morrow.
- Marty Liquori; John L. Parker (Jr.) (1980). Marty Liquori's Guide for the Elite Runner. Playboy Press. ISBN 978-0-87223-625-7.
- Marty Liquori; Gerald Secor Couzens (1986). Marty Liquori's Home Gym Workout/How to Design a High-Efficiency Home Gym for Total Health and Fitness. Bantam Books. ISBN 978-0-553-34257-4.