Morris Davis was one of the world’s best race walkers during
the thirties, winning over 150 medals, including the 1935
Amateur Athletic Union 15km national championship, and holding
one world record for the fastest 25 mile walk. That was not
all – he continued race walking through six decades, and at
the age of 78, finished 17th out of 54 walkers in a 1976
race, competing against walkers young enough to be his
grandchildren! In the New York deaf community, he was
known as the “famous deaf walker”.