Frank Shorter
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Frank Shorter

American long-distance runner, Olympic gold medalist

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Frank Charles Shorter is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. His Olympic success, along with the achievements of other American runners, is credited with igniting the running boom in the United States during the 1970s.

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University of Florida
University of Florida

Public research university in Gainesville, Florida, United States

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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