WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Milton Green, a former world-record hurdler who boycotted the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, has died. He was 92.
Mr. Green, of Boca Raton, died Wednesday, according to the Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapel in Coconut Creek.
While at Harvard in 1935 and 1936, he tied the world record of 5.8 seconds in the 45-yard hurdles four times, according to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He also tied the world record of 7.5 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles in 1936.
Mr. Green was considered a lock for the US Olympic team, but boycotted the Berlin Games because of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime.
At the age of 71, Mr. Green, then a retired shopping center developer, won six gold medals and four silver medals at the Florida Senior Olympics in 1984.