Sportsman of the Year


 

  T he amateur's only reward—and his gift to the world—is simply the knowledge of excellence. Bobby Morrow is one of the rare ones who achieved—and gave—a little more: a distillation of excellence, in his case as pure and heady an essence as the Olympic Games have ever known.

Photograph by Phil Bath
Text by Paul O'Neil

Bobby Morrow became the first American man in twenty years to win two gold medals since Jesse Owens in Berlin. Morrow, who retired from competition in 1958, was later inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.

 
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