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 70)
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.


In August 2017, Freeman received the Athletes in Excellence Award from The Foundation for Global Sports Development in recognition of his community service efforts and work with youth.[2]


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