- Category : 1912-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (10,34)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 3
American long-distance runner who won 12 national titles from 1934 to 1940, including seven consecutive men's national cross-country championships, and who set a world's record for the two-mile run in 1936.
Having married Margaret Mendenhall in 1938, Lash began a law-enforcement career with the Indiana State Police, then became an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1941. He retired from the FBI in 1962 to become a regional director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and appeared frequently as a motivational speaker.
In 1973, he opened a real estate business in Rockville, Indiana. He also was elected to five terms (1973–1982) as a Republican member of the Indiana State House of Representatives, serving Fountain, Montgomery and Parke counties.
Lash died of spinal cancer at a hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana, on 19 September 1994, aged 82.