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How Did I Get Here? Tom Farrell – Olympic Medalist

February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Our Young Professionals group at the AIHS, Success in the City invite you to the first of our “How Did I Get Here?” events. This enlightening series of conversational events invites storytellers from various careers and walks of life to come to the AIHS to share their experiences, learnings, advice and ultimately their journey to where they are today.

About Thomas Farrell:

“Tom” Farrell represented the United States of America in two Olympic Games, in the 800 metres race. He placed fifth in Tokyo in 1964 and won the bronze medal in Mexico City in 1968.

He attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, New York. After finishing high school Farrell enrolled at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York where he was coached by Steve Bartold. At the age of 19 Farrell placed fifth in the 800 metres race in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, behind winner and world record holder Peter Snell.

In 1965 he won the United States National Championship in the 880 yard race. In 1968 he won the United States Olympic Trials (track and field) at 800 meters.

He competed for the United States in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City in the 800 metres where he won the bronze medal. Farrell lives in Southern California with his wife, Chris. He’s still involved in athletics as a volunteer track coach at St. John’s University, New York.

Ewe look forward to having Tom talk about his sporting career, the olympic games, and much more.

Non Members: $10

Refreshments Provided



February 20, 2018
6:30 pm


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The American Irish Historical Society is a cultural institution featuring a library and archive, public arts programming, and events space.
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