• Born date: 1914-02-06
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1991-04-04
Forrest Towns

Forrest Grady "Spec" Towns (February 6, 1914 - April 9, 1991) was an American track and field athlete. He was the 1936 Olympic champion in the 110 m hurdles, and broke the World Record in that event three times.Born in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Towns grew up in Augusta, Georgia, where he played football in high school at Richmond Academy. In 1933, he earned a football scholarship to the University of Georgia (UGA) after a sports journalist had seen him high jumping in his back yard.