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Martin McCrady

A graduate of Garfield High, McCrady began to blossom as a track star at Central State University, first breaking the world record for 600 yards with a 1:09.0 clocking in 1966. by 1970, he had lowered the record to 1:07.6, the last of three consecutive times he equaled or bettered his mark. Since the 600 was run primarily indoors, McGrady has to switch events when he attempted to make the 1968 Olympic team. He chose the 400-meter hurdles but incurred an injury that ended his Olympic dream. He was inducted into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame in 1984.

Inducted 1985 | Track & Field