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Dick Howard | American Hurdler, Death, Biography, Early Life, Career, Facts

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IntroAmerican hurdler
WasAthlete
FromUnited States of America
TypeSports
GenderMale
Birth22 August 1935, Oklahoma City
Death9 November 1967, Hollywood (aged 32 years)

BIOGRAPHY

Dick Howard (Richard Wayne Howard, August 22, 1935 – November 9, 1967) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metre hurdles.He competed for the United States in the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy, where he won the bronze medal in the 400 metre hurdles. Running for the University of New Mexico, he was the 1959 NCAA Champion at 440 yard hurdles, the first time the event was held.Howard died of a heroin overdose in 1967.

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