Bill Toomey

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William Anthony Toomey (born January 10, 1939) is a former American track and field competitor and the 1968 Olympic decathlon champion.A graduate of Worcester Academy and the University of Colorado, Toomey was named ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year in 1968. He set the world record in the decathlon in December 1969 and received the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States in 1969. He won 23 of the 38 decathlons he competed in, scoring over 8,000 points a dozen times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Toomey has received more than 73,239 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Bill Toomey is the 994th most popular athlete, the 10,233rd most popular biography from United States and the 217th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Bill Toomey ranks 994 out of 3,055Before him are Ryszard Parulski, Ron Freeman, Amadou Dia Ba, DeHart Hubbard, Julius Sang, and Mary Rand. After him are Marieke Vervoort, William Stevenson, Frank Hussey, Tia Hellebaut, Charles Moore, and Piet Kleine.

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Among people born in 1939, Bill Toomey ranks 454Before him are David Allan Coe, Barbara Askins, Terry Paine, Mary K. Gaillard, Betty Everett, and Cleavon Little. After him are David Souter, R. C. Sproul, John M. Fabian, Anne Heggtveit, Ted Kaufman, and Fernando Poe Jr..

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Toomey ranks 10,233 out of 15,968Before him are Scoot McNairy (1977), Andy Dick (1965), Lester Bangs (1948), Fred Schneider (1951), James LoMenzo (1959), and Scott Rudin (1958). After him are Mo'Nique (1967), Dan Fogelberg (1951), Edwin Lord Weeks (1849), Buzz Osborne (1964), Patrick Schwarzenegger (1993), and Susan Helms (1958).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Bill Toomey ranks 217Before him are Loren Murchison (1898), Isabelle Daniels (1937), Willie Davenport (1943), Vincent Matthews (1947), Ron Freeman (1947), and DeHart Hubbard (1903). After him are William Stevenson (1900), Frank Hussey (1905), Charles Moore (1929), Alan Helffrich (1900), Horace Ashenfelter (1923), and Bob Richards (1926).