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May, 1960 Olympic 110m Hurdles silver medallist, dies aged 75

William Lee 'Willie’ May (USA) (b. 11 Nov 1936 Knoxville) died on 28 March 2012 at the age of 75.

May was silver medallist at 110m hurdles at the 1960 Olympic Games (beaten by just 0.01 sec. by Lee Calhoun) and at the 1963 Pan-American Games. In his best year of 1960 he was 2nd in the US Olympic Trials and 3rd in the AAU. For Indiana University he was 3rd in 1958 and 2nd in 1959 at 120yh and 3rd in 1958 at 220yh at NCAA Championships. Pbs: 110mh 13.4 (1960), 13.84 (1959); 200mh (turn) 22.9 (1959). He was at Evanston Township High School from 1967 and was a highly successful head boys track coach there from 1975 to 2006, and athletic director from 1983.

With thanks to Athletics International