Maxwell Lander ("Maxie") Parks (born July 9, 1951) is a former American athlete from Fresno, California. Winner of the USA Olympic Trials in 1976, he did not gain a medal in the individual event (he came fifth), but did become a winner of a gold medal in 4 × 400 m Men's relay race with Herman Frazier, Benny Brown, and Fred Newhouse at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. In the 1970s he competed for the UCLA for several years. In 1977 he ran on the 1977 IAAF Athletics World Cup, anchoring the 4 × 400 m relay team to what appeared to be a runaway victory when he collapsed on the track with a severely pulled hamstring 150m from the finish. This unfortunate injury denied the USA a seemingly certain victory in the team competition, the victory instead going to East Germany. Parks did not compete a

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  • Maxwell Lander ("Maxie") Parks (born July 9, 1951) is a former American athlete from Fresno, California. Winner of the USA Olympic Trials in 1976, he did not gain a medal in the individual event (he came fifth), but did become a winner of a gold medal in 4 × 400 m Men's relay race with Herman Frazier, Benny Brown, and Fred Newhouse at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. In the 1970s he competed for the UCLA for several years. In 1977 he ran on the 1977 IAAF Athletics World Cup, anchoring the 4 × 400 m relay team to what appeared to be a runaway victory when he collapsed on the track with a severely pulled hamstring 150m from the finish. This unfortunate injury denied the USA a seemingly certain victory in the team competition, the victory instead going to East Germany. Parks did not compete again that season, but did return in 1978 to again capture the national title at 400 m. Any hope of Olympic success in 1980 was denied by the USA boycott of those games, but in any event Parks's form meant he only reached the semi-final stage at the Olympic trials. Prior to UCLA he was a graduate of Washington Union High School, then Fresno City College. Parks was in 2010 honoured as a member of the '100 Stars for 100 Years' for Fresno City College. In the publicity for the event, Parks is stated as having received the honour of being, in 1990, inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame. Parks has also been elected into the California Community College Track and Field Hall of Fame (en)
  • Maxie Parks (eigentlich Maxwell Lander Parks; * 9. Juli 1951 in Arkansas City, Arkansas) ist ein ehemaliger US-amerikanischer Sprinter, der in den 1970er Jahren im 400-Meter-Lauf erfolgreich war. Er gewann zwei Landesmeisterschaften: 1976 in Westwood mit seiner persönlichen Bestzeit von 44,82 s und 1978 in 45,15 s. Hinzu kommen ein dritter Platz 1977 (45,81 s) und ein vierter Platz 1973 (45,9 s). Nachdem er 1976 die US-Ausscheidungskämpfe in 45,38 s gewonnen hatte, startete er bei den Olympischen Spielen in Montreal. Ebenso wie seine Landsleute Fred Newhouse und Herman Frazier erreichte er das Finale und wurde in 45,24 s Fünfter, während Newhouse und Frazier die Silber- bzw. Bronzemedaille gewannen. Alle drei Athleten traten anschließend zusammen mit Benny Brown in der 4-mal-400-Meter-Staffel an. Mit Parks als Schlussläufer gewann das Team in 2:58,65 min überlegen die Goldmedaille vor Polen (Silber in 3:01,43 min). Maxie Parks startete in seiner Collegezeit für die University of California, Los Angeles. Als Mitglied eines für die Organisation von Hallenmeisterschaften auf Hochschulebene zuständigen Komitees ist er noch heute dem Sport verbunden. (de)
  • Maxwell Lander ("Maxie") Parks, né le 9 juillet 1951 à Arkansas City (Arkansas) est un athlète américain spécialiste du 400 mètres. (fr)
  • Maxwell Lander "Maxie" Parks (Arkansas City, 9 de julho de 1951) é um ex-velocista e campeão olímpico norte-americano. Atleta da UCLA nos anos 70 e especializado nos 400 m rasos, conquistou a medalha de ouro em Montreal 1976 no revezamento 4x400 m ao lado de Herman Frazier, Fred Newhouse e Benjamin Brown. No ano seguinte participou da primeira Copa do Mundo do Atletismo realizada em Dusseldorf, Alemanha, como integrante do 4x400 m. Ele era o último homem a fechar a prova, que parecia decidida para os EUA; com cerca de 150 m para a chegada, porém, Parks sofreu um grave estiramento no músculo da coxa que o fez cair no meio da pista em dores, dando a vitória à equipe da Alemanha Ocidental. Ele não mais competiu nesta temporada mas voltou em 1978 para conquistar o título nacional americano da AAU dos 400 metros. Com o boicote dos Estados Unidos aos Jogos seguintes, Moscou 1980, ele retirou-se do atletismo. (pt)
  • Maxwell Lander "Maxie" Parks (ur. 9 lipca 1951 w Arkansas City w stanie Arkansas) – amerykański lekkoatleta sprinter, mistrz olimpijski z Montrealu z 1976. Zwyciężył w amerykańskich eliminacjach przedolimpijskich w 1976 w biegu na 400 metrów. Na igrzyskach olimpijskich w 1976 w Montrealu zajął w tej konkurencji 5. miejsce, podczas gdy jego koledzy z reprezentacji USA Fred Newhouse i Herman Frazier zdobyli srebrny i brązowy medal. W sztafecie 4 × 400 metrów zdobył wraz z kolegami złoty medal (sztafeta biegła w składzie: Frazier, Benny Brown, Newhouse i Parks). Parks był mistrzem Stanów Zjednoczonych (AAU) w biegu na 400 metrów w 1976 i 1978. Rekordy życiowe: * bieg na 400 metrów – 44,82 s (12 czerwca 1976, Westwood) (pl)
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  • Maxwell Lander ("Maxie") Parks, né le 9 juillet 1951 à Arkansas City (Arkansas) est un athlète américain spécialiste du 400 mètres. (fr)
  • Maxwell Lander ("Maxie") Parks (born July 9, 1951) is a former American athlete from Fresno, California. Winner of the USA Olympic Trials in 1976, he did not gain a medal in the individual event (he came fifth), but did become a winner of a gold medal in 4 × 400 m Men's relay race with Herman Frazier, Benny Brown, and Fred Newhouse at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. In the 1970s he competed for the UCLA for several years. In 1977 he ran on the 1977 IAAF Athletics World Cup, anchoring the 4 × 400 m relay team to what appeared to be a runaway victory when he collapsed on the track with a severely pulled hamstring 150m from the finish. This unfortunate injury denied the USA a seemingly certain victory in the team competition, the victory instead going to East Germany. Parks did not compete a (en)
  • Maxie Parks (eigentlich Maxwell Lander Parks; * 9. Juli 1951 in Arkansas City, Arkansas) ist ein ehemaliger US-amerikanischer Sprinter, der in den 1970er Jahren im 400-Meter-Lauf erfolgreich war. Er gewann zwei Landesmeisterschaften: 1976 in Westwood mit seiner persönlichen Bestzeit von 44,82 s und 1978 in 45,15 s. Hinzu kommen ein dritter Platz 1977 (45,81 s) und ein vierter Platz 1973 (45,9 s). (de)
  • Maxwell Lander "Maxie" Parks (ur. 9 lipca 1951 w Arkansas City w stanie Arkansas) – amerykański lekkoatleta sprinter, mistrz olimpijski z Montrealu z 1976. Zwyciężył w amerykańskich eliminacjach przedolimpijskich w 1976 w biegu na 400 metrów. Na igrzyskach olimpijskich w 1976 w Montrealu zajął w tej konkurencji 5. miejsce, podczas gdy jego koledzy z reprezentacji USA Fred Newhouse i Herman Frazier zdobyli srebrny i brązowy medal. W sztafecie 4 × 400 metrów zdobył wraz z kolegami złoty medal (sztafeta biegła w składzie: Frazier, Benny Brown, Newhouse i Parks). Rekordy życiowe: (pl)
  • Maxwell Lander "Maxie" Parks (Arkansas City, 9 de julho de 1951) é um ex-velocista e campeão olímpico norte-americano. Atleta da UCLA nos anos 70 e especializado nos 400 m rasos, conquistou a medalha de ouro em Montreal 1976 no revezamento 4x400 m ao lado de Herman Frazier, Fred Newhouse e Benjamin Brown. Com o boicote dos Estados Unidos aos Jogos seguintes, Moscou 1980, ele retirou-se do atletismo. (pt)
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