June 6, 2012 in Sports

Dan O’Brien will be in inaugural track Hall of Fame

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Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien, former world record holder in the decathlon, will be inducted in the track and field Hall of Fame.
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Former Community Colleges of Spokane and University of Idaho decathlete Dan O’Brien will be among the 24 athletes inducted into the Hall of Fame being opened by track and field’s governing body later this year.

A three-time world champion in the decathlon, O’Brien is considered one of the finest multievent athletes in history. A former world record holder, O’Brien won Olympic gold in Atlanta in 1996.

Olympic champions Michael Johnson and Babe Didrikson were also added on Wednesday. Edwin Moses, Carl Lewis and Jesse Owens had been previously announced as inductees to the inaugural class for the hall, being opened to celebrate the IAAF’s 100th year.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 24 in Barcelona.

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