Houston McTear (February 12, 1957 – November 1, 2015), was an American sprinter, who emerged from desperate poverty in the Florida Panhandle to become an international track star in the mid-1970s. McTear rated in the top 10 in the 100 meters for the United States from 1975–1980, but he was stronger at shorter distances, including 60 meters. His 1978 world record in the 60 meters (6.54 s) stood up until it was broken by Ben Johnson in 1986. McTear ran a 6.38 in 1980, but that mark has been invalidated due to "questionable timing". If that time were to stand, it would still be the world record. However, his meteoric rise was effectively ended by the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.

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  • Houston Edward McTear (* 12. Februar 1957 im Okaloosa County, Florida, Vereinigte Staaten; † 1. November 2015 in Stockholm, Schweden) war ein US-amerikanischer Sprinter. Am 9. Mai 1975 stellte er in Winter Park den Weltrekord über 100 Yards von 9,0 s ein. 1976 qualifizierte er sich bei den US-Trials als Zweiter über 100 m für die Olympischen Spiele in Montreal, musste jedoch verletzungsbedingt seinen Platz Johnny Jones überlassen. 1978 wurde er US-Hallenmeister über 60 Yards und 1990 Schwedischer Hallenmeister über 60 m. 1993 heiratete er seine schwedische Trainerin Linda Haglund. Houston McTear starb im November 2015 im Alter von 58 Jahren an den Folgen eines Bronchialkarzinoms. Seine Frau Linda überlebte ihn nur um drei Wochen. (de)
  • Houston McTear (February 12, 1957 – November 1, 2015), was an American sprinter, who emerged from desperate poverty in the Florida Panhandle to become an international track star in the mid-1970s. McTear rated in the top 10 in the 100 meters for the United States from 1975–1980, but he was stronger at shorter distances, including 60 meters. His 1978 world record in the 60 meters (6.54 s) stood up until it was broken by Ben Johnson in 1986. McTear ran a 6.38 in 1980, but that mark has been invalidated due to "questionable timing". If that time were to stand, it would still be the world record. However, his meteoric rise was effectively ended by the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. (en)
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  • Houston McTear (February 12, 1957 – November 1, 2015), was an American sprinter, who emerged from desperate poverty in the Florida Panhandle to become an international track star in the mid-1970s. McTear rated in the top 10 in the 100 meters for the United States from 1975–1980, but he was stronger at shorter distances, including 60 meters. His 1978 world record in the 60 meters (6.54 s) stood up until it was broken by Ben Johnson in 1986. McTear ran a 6.38 in 1980, but that mark has been invalidated due to "questionable timing". If that time were to stand, it would still be the world record. However, his meteoric rise was effectively ended by the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. (en)
  • Houston Edward McTear (* 12. Februar 1957 im Okaloosa County, Florida, Vereinigte Staaten; † 1. November 2015 in Stockholm, Schweden) war ein US-amerikanischer Sprinter. Am 9. Mai 1975 stellte er in Winter Park den Weltrekord über 100 Yards von 9,0 s ein. 1976 qualifizierte er sich bei den US-Trials als Zweiter über 100 m für die Olympischen Spiele in Montreal, musste jedoch verletzungsbedingt seinen Platz Johnny Jones überlassen. 1978 wurde er US-Hallenmeister über 60 Yards und 1990 Schwedischer Hallenmeister über 60 m. 1993 heiratete er seine schwedische Trainerin Linda Haglund. (de)
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