Ron Freeman

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Ron Freeman
Ron Freeman 1968.jpg
Personal information
Full name Ronald John Freeman, III
Born June 12, 1947 (1947-06-12) (age 69)
Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 m
Club Arizona State Sun Devils, Phoenix
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 220 yd – 21.2 (1963)
400 m – 44.41 (1968)
880 yd – 1:50.4 (1968)

Ronald John "Ron" Freeman, III (born June 12, 1947 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American former athlete. At the 1968 Summer Olympics Freeman won a gold medal in the 4×400 m relay and a bronze medal in the 400 meters.[1] Freeman ran the second leg on the American 4×400 m relay team, which won the gold medal with a new world record of 2.56.16. His relay leg time (43.2s) was the fastest 4x400 meter relay leg ever run and his time stood for more than 25 years.


  1. ^ Freeman ran the fastest 400 meter relay leg in the history of the Olympic Games which stood for more than 25 years.


  1. ^ "Ron Freeman". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.