- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 3, 2005

Milton Green, 91,world-record hurdler

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Milton Green, once a world-record hurdler who boycotted the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, died March 29, funeral officials said. He was 91.

While at Harvard in 1935 and 1936, Mr. Green tied the world record of 5.8 seconds in the 45-yard hurdles four times, according to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

He also tied the world record of 7.5 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles in 1936.

Mr. Green was considered a lock for the U.S. Olympic team and possibly a gold medal, but boycotted the Berlin Games because of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime.

Mr. Green was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Netanya, Israel, in 1997.

At 71, Mr. Green, then retired as a shopping center developer, won six gold medals and four silvers at the 1984 Florida Senior Olympics.


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