John Howard (cyclist)

John Howard (cyclist)

John Kennedy Howard (born August 16, 1947 in Springfield, Missouri) is an Olympic cyclist from the United States, who set a land speed record of 152.2 miles per hour (245 km/h) while motor-pacingcite web|url=|title=John Howard motor pacing the Vesco Streamliner] on a pedal bicycle on July 20, 1985 on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats.

A competitor at the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics, Howard won the gold medal in the 1971 Pan American Games road cycling race in Cali, Colombia, as a member of the U.S. Army cycling team by beating Luis Carlos Florez in a sprint finish. He is a former 4-time U.S. National Road Cycling champion (1968, 1972, 1973 and 1975) and won the 1981 Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.


External links

* [ 152 MPH Pedal Bicycle]
* [ Ultracycling: Hall of Fame - John Howard]
* [ Wielersite Profile]
* [ sports-reference]

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