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Pat Porter   United States   
31  May  1959

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Pat Porter
(born  in Wadena, Minnesota) is a former American distance runner. With an unremarkable personal best of 4:29 in the mile in high school, Porter was not heavily recruited to run in college. He flourished, training under the legendary Joe Vigil at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado.After graduating from Adams State in 1982 with a degree in marketing, Porter became one of the most dominant U.S distance runners of the 1980s. Porter was a two time U.S. Olympian, running the 10K at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. However, he is best known for winning a record eight consecutive USA Cross Country Championships from 1982 to 1989.

Pat also represented the United States at the World Cross Country Championships each of these years. His best finish at the World Championships of Cross Country was 4th in 1984, followed by 6th, 7th, 9th and 10th place finishes throughout his career.