Jerome, Harry Winston

JEROME, Harry Winston, sprinter (b 30 Sept 1940, Prince Albert, SK; d 7 Dec 1982, Vancouver). He moved to BC with his family when he was 12 and began running at N VANCOUVER High School. After equalling the world 100-m record (10 secs) he went to the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960 but had to pull up in a qualifying heat with a pulled muscle. In 1962 he tied the world record for the 100 yards (9.2 secs), becoming the first male sprinter to share records at both distances. Later that year at the...

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