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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Miler Steve Scott


Steve Scott is an American male track and field athlete….who is considered by some….to be one of the greatest mile runners in American history. The silver medalist in the 1500 meters at the inaugural IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki in 1983….Scott owns the U.S. indoor record in the 2000 meters (4:58.6-1981).  He held the American outdoor mile record for more than 26 years….and also is the former American indoor record holder in the same event. Track & Field News ranked Scott #1 in the U.S. on 10 occasions….and 11 times during his career….he was ranked in the top ten in the world by T&FN.  Additionally, he participated for the US team at the 1984 Summer Olympics.  He ran the sub-4:00 minute mile on 136 occasions in his career….more than any other runner in history.

Scott is also regarded as the founder of speed golf in 1979…when on December 2, 1982, Scott set a record for the fastest round of golf played on a regulation course….completing 18 holes in 29 minutes 33.05 seconds at Miller Golf Course in Anaheim, Calif….while using only two clubs and running from hole to hole….and he posted a respectable score of 95.

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