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Gibson dies; he once held 400-meter hurdles record

Updated: January 2, 2007, 12:23 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWTON, N.J. -- Johnny Gibson, who in 1927 set the world record for 400-meter hurdles, has died. He was 101.

Gibson, who also coached Seton Hall's track team from 1946 to 1972, died Friday after spending the past several years at the Barn Hill Care Center, a nursing home in Newton.

"He was a pretty healthy guy all his life," one of his sons, John Gibson Jr., said Tuesday.

Gibson set the world record of 52.6 seconds for the 400-meter hurdles on July 2, 1927, at ...

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