Ferrata runner Bobby Joe Morrow, who won the gold medal in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and four times 100 meters at the Melbourne Olympics 1956, has passed away. He was 84 years old. San Benito School mourned the demise of this great runner on its Facebook page on Saturday. The school has named its football stadium after this hero in the city.
In 1956, Morrow equaled veteran American athlete Jesse Owens at Melbourne in 100m, 200m, and 4x100m gold medals. Later, Carl Lewis of the US and Jamaica Usain Bolt did the same, he has voted the best player of the year that year. Morrow retired from athletics in 1958, returning briefly in 1960, but failed to make it to the US Olympic team.