Milton Green

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Milton Green (October 31, 1913 - March 30, 2005) was a world recorder holder in High Hurdles during the 1930s. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1913 and attended Harvard University. He first equaled the world mark of 5.8 seconds in 45-Yard High Hurdles in 1935 at a track meet with Yale University and Princeton University. He tied the world record for 60-Meter High Hurdles of 7.5 seconds at an Olympic trial heat at Madison Square Garden in early 1936. Green was considered sure to make the team in 1936, but chose not to participate. He protested the event being held in Berlin, center of Nazi Germany. Although Green remained a world class hurdler for many years, he never again was given the opportunity to participate in Olympic competition due to the games being canceled during World War II. After service in the U.S. army in World War II, Milton became a shopping center developer until he retired in 1971. He was inducted into The Harvard Athletic Hall of Fame in 1961. He was elected into The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

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