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Tom Byers Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018Thomas Joseph Byers, Jr. (born 1956) is a former professional distance runner and current businessman. He was a runner at The Ohio State University in the 1970s and still holds the outdoor OSU distance record in the 1500m (3.37.5). He held the mile record (4:00.10.) until Jeff See broke it on June 2, 2007. During his time at OSU, he also won the U.S. Junior 1500m title, finished second at the AAU outdoor championships, and participated in the '76 Olympic Trials. Byers temporarily retired from competitive running for several years to join the corporate world, but returned to professional running in the 1980s. One thing for which Byers was noteworthy was his hair. Unlike most middle and long distance runners, who wore their hair short, Byers chose to wear his long.Byers took a dramatic victory in a 1500m race in Oslo in 1981. Steve Ovett was a strong favourite to win the race, and Byers was expected to act only as a pacemaker. But Ovett and the pack did not follow his pace, and he was leading by almost ten seconds going into the final lap. Ovett ran the last lap almost nine seconds quicker than Byers but finished second by 0.53s.His 3:50.84 mile ranks 7th fastest by a United States runner, while his 2:16.1 in the 1000 meters is the second fastest by a US runner.He had two sons, one of whom is deceased. Thomas Joseph Byers III (1985–2005) was a distance runner for Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio (where he graduated in the same class as fellow student-athlete Brady Quinn,) and went on to run at the University of Kentucky and the University of Mississippi. He died when he was struck by a train before his junior year at Kentucky.
|Date Of Birth||1955|
|Education||Ohio State University|