Truex, Max

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Name
Truex, Max Gender: M
Max Edwin Truex
born on 4 November 1935 at 07:09 (= 07:09 AM )
Place Warsaw, Indiana, 41n14, 85w51
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°11' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 18°42 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°19'



Biography

American long distance runner, a two-time Olympian, running the 10,000 metres at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. He also was a two-time United States champion in the 6 mile run, the imperial equivalent and added a 3-mile championship in 1962 (though he actually finished second to New Zealander Murray Halberg). The diminutive 5' 5" (165 cm) Truex was called a seemingly tireless running machine.

At the age of 40, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The disease deteriorated his quality of life rapidly. He had to retire early, eventually seeking unconventional fetal brain transplant surgery in China. He died on 24 March 1991, aged 55.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 5 ft 5 in/ 1.65 m)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Fetal brain transplant)
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Long distance runner)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (2x United States champion)