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Dan Ahearn

Full name: Daniel William "Dan" Ahearn (Ahearne-)
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: April 12, 1888 in Dirreen, Athea, Limerick, Ireland
Died: December 20, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Tim Ahearne.

Biography

Daniel Ahearn emigrated from Ireland and the family name was originally Ahearne, the “e” being dropped when he passed through Ellis Island. In 1911, he set a world record in the triple jump with 15.52 (50-11), which was the first IAAF-ratified world record. He was the brother of Tim Ahearne, the 1908 Olympic triple jump champion for GBR/IRL. Daniel Ahearn was an eight-time AAU triple jump champion – 1910-11, 1913-18, and three times won the indoor AAU title (1909-10, 1916).

Personal Best: TJ – 50-11 (15.52) (1911).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 6

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings 6 14.080
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Round 6 14.080
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6 QU 13.750
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