Dallas Crutcher Long (born June 13, 1940) is an American track and field athlete, who was four time world record holder in the shot put. He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Long attended the University of Southern California. He competed for the United States at the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy where he won the bronze medal behind fellow Americans Bill Nieder and Parry O'Brien in the men's shot put event. He returned four years later to Tokyo for the 1964 Summer Olympics where he won the gold medal in the men’s shot put; runner up was Randy Matson.
Dallas Crutcher Long became a dentist and a physician specializing in emergency medicine. He served as a witness in the Rodney King trial against the Los Angeles Police Department police officers Laurence Powell and Stacey Koon in early 1993.
While a senior at North High School in Phoenix, Arizona, he set the National High School Record in the Shot Put. He was Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 1958.
Dallas Long was hypnotized for Sport Performance Enhancement before setting the National High School record. The Hypnotist was the world famous father of Medical Hypnosis, Milton Erickson, MD.
Dr Erickson further hypnotized Dallas Long before the 1960 Olympics and gave him direct suggestions to win the Bronze medal.