Howard, John (1947)
|born on||16 August 1947 at 10:47 (= 10:47 AM )|
|Place||Springfield, Missouri, 37n13, 93w18|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||22°58' 26°14 Asc. 26°41'|
American Olympic cyclist who set a land speed record of 152.2 miles per hour (245 km/h) while motor-pacing on a pedal bicycle on 20 July 1985 on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. This record was beaten in 1995 by Fred Rompelberg.
A competitor at the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics, Howard won the gold medal in the 1971 Pan American Games road cycling race in Cali, Colombia, as a member of the U.S. Army cycling team by beating Luis Carlos Florez in a sprint finish. He is a former 4-time U.S. National Road Cycling champion (1968, 1972, 1973 and 1975) and won the 1981 Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii. Howard won the first two editions of the Red Zinger Bicycle Classic stage race in Colorado in 1975 and 1976.
John Howard has trained several cyclists over the years including working with Denise Mueller-Korenek, who set the paced bicycle land speed record on 16 September 2018 at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice, Springfield Leader and Press (Springfield, Missouri), 16 August 1947, page 4, born at St. John's hospital.
- Vocation : Sports : Race Bikes
- Vocation : Sports Business : Personal Trainer
- Notable : Awards : Medals
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Olympic competitor)