Pat Porter leaves behind running legacy
Posted at: 07/27/2012 6:21 PM
| Updated at: 07/27/2012 6:25 PM
By: JP Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Just last week Pat Porter was inducted into the Rocky Montain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame in Colorado.
Porter competed for Adams State College, and in 1983 he set the world record for a road 10K.
He was also a two-time Olympian: He ran in the 1984 and 1988 games in the 10,000 meter event.
Porter also won 12 United States National Championships including a record 8 consecutive USA Cross Country Championshipd - more than any other runner in U.S.
Porter was married to former Olympic high jumper Trish King, who was involved in the track community in Albuquerque.