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Frank Shorter Biography

Frank Shorter was born October 31, 1947 and is an American distance runner and winner of the marathon race at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Frank just launched his official website at www.FrankShorter.net

Born in Munich, Germany, where his father, physician Samuel Shorter, served in the army, Frank Shorter grew up in Middletown, New York and attended and graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School, Yale University, and the University of Florida Law School.

Shorter won the U.S. national cross-country championships four times (1970-1973). He was the U.S. Olympic Trials Champion in both the 10,000 m and the marathon in both 1972 and 1976. He also won both the 10,000 m and the marathon at the 1971 Pan American Games. Shorter was a four-time winner of the Fukuoka Marathon (1971-1974). He was successful on the road racing circuit as well, winning the Peachtree Road Race in 1977 and the Falmouth Road Race in 1975 and 1976.

But his greatest fame came when Shorter won the Gold medal in the Marathon at the 1972 Munich Olympics. He also finished fifth in the 1972 Olympic 10,000 m final. He was the 1972 recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Shorter earned his Juris Doctor (law) degree in 1975 from the University of Florida. He finished second in the Marathon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, behind surprise winner Waldemar Cierpinski of East Germany. A light rain fell during much of that Marathon race and Shorter had a well-known dislike of running in rain. Evidence has since come to light that many of the East German athletes in the 1970s and 1980s used anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs; Shorter, a licensed attorney, has fought a protracted court battle since the late 1990s to strip Cierpinski of the unfairly-earned gold medal that was denied Shorter on the Montreal course.

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Olympians are the best at what they do. Dedication, training as well as going above and beyond to represent their respective countries. The booking agents at AthletePromotions can easily assist with booking Frank Shorter speaking engagements or appearances from some of the top Olympic gold medalists. We have years of experience in booking Olympic athletes for VIP Meet & Greets, keynote speeches and autograph signings. Hiring a Olympian like Frank Shorter is a very easy process. Our team can provide fees, availability and all costs associated in bringing out an Olympian to your next big corporate event. We can easily find Frank Shorters agent to make your next event the best it can be.A Frank Shorter appearance will be sure to reward your companys employees, customers and clients. Most likely, Olympic fans and corporations can find Frank Shorter's official website, charity involvement, Twitter account, representation, publicist and management info at www.Frank Shorter.com.

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Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist Frank Shorter Makes Guest Appearance at the Arnold Obey Armed Forces 5K Run

Posted on 11 July 2017 | 9:17 pm

Olympian Frank Shorter made a special guest appearance at the Arnold Obey Armed Forces 5K Run that happened on May 20th at Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island, New York. Not only did the athlete spend some time handing out medals at the children’s race, but he also spent a lot of his time signing Read More

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