|Birthname||Patrick Ralph Porter|
|born on||31 May 1959 at 05:12 (= 05:12 AM )|
|Place||Wadena, Minnesota, 46n27, 95w08|
|Timezone||CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||09°13' 02°59 Asc. 01°12'|
American distance runner who became one of the most dominant U.S. distance runners of the 1980s. He was a two time U.S. Olympian, running the 10000 meters at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games.
In 1983 he set the World Record for a road 10K at 27:31.8. He won the silver medal at the 1985 IAAF World Cup in Canberra, Australia, getting nipped at the tape by Ethiopia's Wodajo Bulti by six hundredths of a second.
On 26 July 2012, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Porter was killed in an airplane crash along with his 15-year-old son Connor and his son's friend, 14-year-old Connor Mantsch.
Porter, an avid pilot, hit a boundary fence at the south end of the Sedona Airport runway just outside Sedona, Arizona, then went down a steep mesa and burst into flames upon impact at the bottom of the hill. He was 53 years old.
Brenda Molnar quotes him by letter, B.C. and family member, AFA DX No.84
- Personal : Death : Accidental
- Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Champion)