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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.

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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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