Abilene welcomes home hero of 1956 Olympics

By Bartee Haile
Dec. 11, 1956 was “Bobby Morrow Day” in Abilene, where the whole town and the triple gold medalist’s alma mater turned out to welcome him back from Down Under. As a boy on the family cotton farm in the Rio Grande Valley, Bobby ran for the sheer fun of it. Determined to make the most of his amazing ability, he developed a unique training regimen that included never running more than two hours a day and getting at least 11 hours sleep every night.
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