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Hector Hogan

Hector Hogan
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Hec Hogan, 1954
Personal information
Born(1931-07-15)15 July 1931
Rockhampton, Queensland
Died2 September 1960(1960-09-02) (aged 29)
Brisbane, Queensland
Resting placeNudgee Cemetery
EducationMarist Brothers College, Rosalie
Spouse(s)Maureen Hogan
Country Australia
SportMen's Australian Athletics
Achievements and titles
National finals
Olympic finals1956 Melbourne
Commonwealth finals

Hector "Hec" Denis Hogan (15 July 1931, Rockhampton – 2 September 1960, Brisbane) was an Australian athlete who competed mainly in the 100 yards and 100 metres sprint, where he was seven-times Australian 100 yards champion. He also competed in the 220 yards/200 metres, which he won twice in the Australian Championships, and the long jump which he won in 1954. He also competed in the triple jump.[1]

In March 1954, he equalled the world record for the 100 yards (9.3 seconds) and 100 metres (10.2 seconds) on a grass track in Sydney. He won bronze medals in the 100 yards and 4 × 100 yards relay at the 1954 Commonwealth Games in Vancouver. His time for the 100 yards was 9.7 seconds. In the 1958 Commonwealth Games at Cardiff he won a bronze for the 4 × 100 yards relay.[2][1]

He competed for Australia in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, where he won the bronze medal in the 100 metres.[3][1]

Hogan died on 2 September 1960 of leukaemia,[3] leaving his wife, Maureen, and a son. He was buried in Nudgee Cemetery.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c James, Paul; Hamilton, Peter; Tarbotton, David. "Australian athletics results for Hec Hogan". Athletics Australia. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Sprinter Hector 'Hec' Hogan the hero we nearly forgot". The Courier-Mail. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David; Loucky, Jaime (2012). The Complete Book of the Olympics 2012 Edition. London: Aurum Press. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-84513-695-6.
  4. ^ Hogan, Hector Denis (1931-1960)Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  5. ^ Kieza, Grantlee (21 August 2012). "Hec Hogan was the world's fastest man but then stepped quietly into history leaving almost no trace". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 2017.

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