Sad News – Bob Lida Passed Away Today at 83

We are very saddened to learn that MTF great Bob Lida passed away today in Wichita, Kansas at 83.  Bob is a member of the MTF Hall of Fame (inducted in 2009).  The cause of death is not known at this time according to his family who report that an autopsy will be done.  He had been hospitalized for about two weeks.

Lida, a former WMA Athlete of the Year (2012 and 2017) and USATF Masters Athlete of the Year (2012) currently holds world records indoors in the 60m(M75), 200m (M75 and M80), and 400m (M80) and outdoors in the 100m (M75) and 200m (M75).  He also holds American records indoors in the 60m (M75), 200m (M75 and M80), and 400m (M75 and M80) and outdoors in the 100m (M75), 200m (M75and M80), and 400m (M75 and M80).  

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Lida had a long career in advertising with Lida Advertising.  He lived in Wichita, Kansas

He will be greatly missed by the USATF Master’s Track and Field Community, we send our deep condolences to his family and friends, more information will be shared when available.