Jerome, Harry Winston
Harry Winston Jerome, track and field athlete, consultant, teacher (b at Prince Albert, Sask 30 Sept 1940; d at Vancouver 7 Dec 1982). He was the first man to share world 100-yard and 100 m records. While attending the University of Oregon on an athletic scholarship in 1960, Jerome ran the 100 m in 10.0 sec, tying German Armin Hary's world record; in 1962 he ran the 100 yards in 9.2 sec, equalling the mark of Frank Budd and Bob Hayes. An Olympic representative for Canada in 1960, 1964 and 1968, he won the 100 m bronze in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics; he took the 100 m gold in the 1967 Pan-American Games. After retirement, Jerome taught, consulted for Sport Canada and travelled Canada inspiring youngsters to try TRACK AND FIELD
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Harry Jerome Awards
The BBPA Harry Jerome Award honours outstanding Canadian business people, legislators, professionals, athletes, academics, artists, and community leaders. Their website features a listing of award winners and a biography of the celebrated Canadian athlete Harry Jerome. From the Black Business & Professional Association.