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Jerome Biffle

Born: Mar 20, 1928

Death: Sep 4, 2002

Birthplace: Denver

Nationality: United States

Jerome Biffle

Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1928
Date of Death : Sep 4, 2002
Birth Place : Denver

Jerome Cousins Biffle was an American athlete who competed mainly in the long jump. Biffle attended Denver East High School, where he won all-state honors in the 100 and 220-yard sprints, high jump and broad jump before landing at the University of Denver. Biffle was known as "the one-man track team" while attending DU. He led the Pioneers to the Skyline Conference title in 1949. In 1950, Biffle captured first place finishes at the Kansas, Drake, and West Coast Relays, which were known as the "big three" of college track events during that period, as well as winning the NCAA long jump title. In that same year, Biffle was named Track and Field News' top collegiate track star. After DU, he earned a spot on the 1952 U.S. Olympic team. He competed for the United States in the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland in the long jump where he won the gold medal on his final attempt. He later became a track coach and youth counselor at Denver East. He died in 2002 from pulmonary fibrosis.

Also known as

  • Jerome Cousins Biffle
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