In 1976 John Gamble won the Ontario Decathlon Championships and set an Ontario Championship record with a score of 7210. Within this Decathlon he ran 4:03.7. That was the fastest 1,500m run by any decathlete in the world that year and at the time it ranked as the 4th best time for the decathlon 1500m ever recorded. The current WR holder, Kevin Mayer, of France, has a 1500m PB of 4:18.04.
In 1977, he set the JW Little Stadium decathlon record of 7128 points and set the national pentathlon record of 3639 points winning the National Senior Indoor Championships.
John is now a retired teacher and administrator, and coaches with @laurelcreektfc John will be inducted into our Wall of Honour on Nov. 24th. The link to purchase tickets to this event can be found in our bio. #WallofHonour #RunWithUs #ThrowWithUs #JumpWithUs