Harrison Dillard

American athlete

William Harrison "Bones" Dillard (July 8, 1923 – November 15, 2019) was an American former track and field athlete.[1] He was the only male so far to win Olympic titles in both sprinting and hurdling events.

Dillard in 2012

Dillard was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied at East Technical High School and at Baldwin-Wallace College. Dillard died of stomach cancer in Cleveland on November 15, 2019 at the age of 96.[2]


  1. Olympians Harrison Dillard and Herb Douglas recall life, times and the 1948 London Summer games
  2. Dolgan, Bob (November 15, 2019). "Track legend Harrison Dillard, four-time Olympic champion, dies at 96". Cleveland.com. Brooklyn, Ohio: Advance Publications. Retrieved November 15, 2019.

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