Ron Tabb

Ron Tabb (born August 7, 1954) is a retired male long-distance runner from the United States, who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the men's marathon. He won the 1981 edition of the Paris Marathon ex-æquo with England's Dave Cannon. He won the 1983 Beijing Marathon and competed at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics later that year, finishing in 18th place overall.

Tabb attended Central Missouri State University between 1972–1977 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2004.[1] His career suffered due to the 1980 Olympic boycott, as he had qualified for the games but the United States did not participate in the Moscow Games. He married Mary Decker in 1981 but they divorced two years later.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1981 Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st Marathon 2:11:44
1983 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 2nd Marathon 2:09:31
Beijing Marathon Beijing, PR China 1st Marathon 2:18:51
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th Marathon 2:13:38


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