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Dr. Allan C. Jackson

The Olympic Creed states. "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle." Allan Jackson, a chiropractor physician, embodies all that an Olympic competitor should be - albeit a Senior Olympian. Jackson, an Akron native began participating in the mater track program in 1981 at the age of 53 but, he has really been making his mark in the Senior Olympic since 1983. While participating in running events from the 50 meter to the 1500 meter runs, the 1500 meter to 3000 meter race walk and in the field events of shot put, discus, javelin, softball and football throw, high jump, Jackson has won numerous senior events. In 1987 he accumulated 58 medals - 36 of them first place medals. Four gold medals came in the Senior Olympic finals. Previously, he has qualified for the first National Senior Olympics in St. Louis. At St. Louis, Jackson was second in the 1500 meter race walk and fourth in the 400 meter run. Without a doubt the highlight of his ongoing track career came in the 1990 Southeastern Ohio Senior Olympics at Ohio U where Jackson competed in 16 events, placing first in 12 of those competitions and second in the remaining four.

Inducted 1992 | Track & Field