Inductee

Marshall 'Major' Taylor

Inducted in 1989 for Veteran Road & Track Competitor (Pre-1945)

Biography

In 1898 Taylor set records in every sprint distance from 1/4 mile to 2 miles. The next year, he won the title at the World Sprint Championships, becoming the second black athlete in any sport to win a world professional championship. He became the National Professional Track Champion in 1900 and won 42 of 57 meets in Europe in 1901.

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