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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Runner Dies

BUDAPEST, Hungary () -- Middle-distance running great Sandor Iharos of Hungary has died of heart failure in Budapest at 65, the state news agency MTI reported.


Iharos, who died Wednesday, set 11 world records. From May 1955 to July 1956, the slightly built Hungarian rewrote the record book for the middle distances in seven events.


In that 14-month span, Iharos set records at 3,000 meters (7 minutes 55.6 seconds), 2 miles (8:33.4), 1,500 meters (3:40.8), 5,000 meters (13:40.6), 3 miles (13:14.2), 6 miles (27:43.8) and 10,000 meters (28:42.8).