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Jacky Boxberger

Full name: Jacques "Jacky" Boxberger
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: April 16, 1949 in Châtel-sur-Moselle, Vosges, France
Died: August 9, 2001 in Tsavo National Park, Coast, Kenya
Affiliations: FC Sochaux, Sochaux (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jacky Boxberger was a successful distance runner in events ranging from 1500 m to the marathon. He won French titles in the 1500 m, 5000 m, 10000 m and the cross, and set national records in the 5000 m and marathon. He also enjoyed some international success, winning the European indoor title over 1500 m in 1972, and the Paris Marathon on two occasions. He was tragically trampled by an elephant while trying to photograph the animal on a safari with his wife and daughter.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:36.8 (1973); 5000 – 13:23.59 (1977); Mar – 2-10:49 (1985).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 1,500 metres France FRA 6
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Men's 1,500 metres France FRA 5 h2 r2/3
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Men's 5,000 metres France FRA 10 h3 r1/2
1984 Summer 35 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Marathon France FRA 42

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics France Final 6 3:46.6 3:46.65
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics France Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 3:53.9 3:54.00
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Athletics France Round One Heat Three 5 QU 3:47.5 3:47.55
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics France Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 3:42,4
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics France Round One Heat Seven 4 QU 3:42,6

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics France Round One Heat Three 10 13:36.94

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 35 Los Angeles Athletics France Final Standings 42 2-22:00
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