Ben Plucknett

 

 

Age: 48

 

Summary: track and field athlete considered as one of the world's greatest discus throwers whose record throw of 237 feet from 1981 still stands as the longest throw by an American, but was banned from competition in 1981 by the IAAF for steroid use, but was able to compete in the 1988 Olympic trials.

 

 

Cause of Death: Brain aneurysm

 

Born: April 13, 1954

 

Died: November 17, 2002

 

Location: Essex, Missouri