Bill Toomey: An American Legend and World Champion
  
 
 


"From 1966 through his world record in 1969, Bill competed in two dozen decathlons and won 20. He won wirtually every major title open to him, even the British AAA title."


  

Toomey's Unbroken Records: Olympic, World and National
UPDATED 10 OCT 2001
Most Consecutive AAU Pentathlon Titles: 5
Most Consecutive AAU Decathlon Titles: 5
World Record - Decathlon 400M: 1968
Olympic Record - Decathlon 400M: 1968
World Record - Pentathlon: 1969

Toomey's Career Wins

Decathlon - No. 1 Titles: 23
Pentathlon - No. 1 Titles: 6

Awards and Honors
2000 Distinguished Service Award, United States Sports Academy
2000 CNN/Sports Illustrated 20th Century Top 50: Connecticut
1984 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
1975 USA Track & Field Hall of Fame
1969 AAU Sullivan Award, top US amateur athlete
1969 ABC Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year
1969 Field & Track News Athlete of the Year
Alumnus of the Century - University of Colorado

 
   
 
 


Germany 1967

   World Rankings Index: Top U.S. Scorers, Men's Decathlon
(10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis)
From T&FN 2001. Reprinted courtesy of Track & Field News, Los Altos, CA.
  
Rank
   Name   
Points
 
 
1
  Dan O'Brien  
76
 
 
2
Bill Toomey
47
 
 
3
  Bob Richards  
45
 
 
4 tie
  Rafer Johnson and Bob Mathias  
39
 
 
6
  Bruce Jenner  
30
 
 
7 tie
  Milt Campbell and Dave Edstrom  
29
 
 
9 tie
  Dave Johnson and Chris Huffins  
28
 
             
             
 
     


"1969 Los Angeles"
 

Opening Ceremonies,
1968 Olympic Games,
Mexico City

  Toomey's Trophies: Decathlon Career Highlights
  
Date
   Competition    City   
Place
   Score   
 
1970
Fresno State University Fresno
1
7728  
 
1969
Special - UCLA Los Angeles
1
  8417 WR  
 
1969
Special - UCLA Los Angeles
1
8270  
 
1969
Invitational Los Angeles
1
8277 AR  
 
1969
Indian Summer So Lake Tahoe
1
8137  
 
1969
vs Poland Warsaw
1
8075  
 
1969
vs Germany Augsburg
1
8115  
 
1969
International Los Angeles
1
7938  
 
1969
AAU Championship Bakersfield
1
7818  
1969
Special Los Angeles
1
8169  
1968
Olympics Mexico City
1
8193 OR  
1968
Olympic Trials So Lake Tahoe
1
8222  
1968
British AAA London
1
7985  
1968
AAU Championship Santa Barbara
1
8037  
1968
Mt. Sac Relays Walnut
1
7800  
1967
vs. Germany Dusseldorf
1
7938  
1967
Pan American Games Winnipeg
1
8044  
1967
vs British Commonwealth Los Angeles
2
7799  
1967
AAU Championship Los Angeles
1
7800  
1966
Invitational Hamburg, WG
1
7990  
1966
International Los Angeles
2
8219  
1966
AAU Championship Salina
1
8234 WR  
1965
Universidade Budapest
1
7805  
1965
vs Germany Augsburg
2
7884  
1965
vs USSR Kiev
2
7729  
1965
AAU Championship Bakersfield
1
7764  
1964
Olympic Trials Los Angeles
4
7615  
 
 
 


Los Angeles - 1969

  Toomey's Trophies: Pentathlon Career Highlights
  
Date
   Competition    City   
Place
   Score   
1969
  Invitational London
1
4282 WR
1964
  AAU Championship Westbrook
1
3882 AR
1963
  AAU Championship Seattle
1
3658
1962
  AAU Championship Boulder
1
3475
1961
  AAU Championship Boulder
1
3703 AR
 
1960
AAU Championship Kansas City
1
3402
 
 
 
 
     
     
 

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