US Olympian Greg Foster dies at 64

United States Olympian Greg Foster dies at 64


Three-time world champion in the 110 m hurdles and United States Olympic vice-champion Greg Foster died on Sunday at the age of 64 years, UCLA's athletic department announced on Monday. 

The American hurdler legend had been battling amyloidosis, a rare disease in which a buildup of protein causes organ damage. This illness led him to undergo a heart transplant in 2020.

After a distinguished college career at UCLA during which he won the national title in the 110m hurdles in 1978 and 1980, Foster won a total of 10 US national indoor and outdoor hurdles titles from 1981 to 1991.

Foster won gold in the 110m hurdles at the first three World Championships in 1983, 1987 and 1991, in addition to a silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984 in his specialty.