Charlie Moore

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2010


Charlie Moore
Track & Field • Unionville

At the 1952 Summer Olympics, Moore won the gold medal in the 400-meter hurdle with a time of 50.8 seconds, narrowly missing the world record. In 1996, he was selected as one of "100 Golden Olympians" and was inducted into the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame. As an undergraduate at Cornell University, Moore won the NCAA titles in the 440-yard flat race in 1949 and the 220-yard hurdles in 1951. Between those years, he also won four straight AAU titles in the 400-meter hurdles. A former board member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Moore is currently governor of the National Art Museum of Sport as well as a national board alumni member of the Smithsonian Institution.
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