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Jean Bouin

Full name: Alexandre François Étienne Jean Bouin
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: December 21, 1888 in Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Died: September 29, 1914 in Xivray-et-Marvoisin, Meuse, France
Affiliations: US Phocéenne, Marseille (FRA) / Paris Jean-Bouin, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Jean Bouin was the first great French distance runner, winning French titles from 1910-13, and setting world distance records for France in 1911 – 3,000 metres and 10K, both in Colombes. He was International Cross-Country Champion in 1912, just prior to the Stockholm Olympics. In 1913 he set a world record for the hour run with 19,021 metres (11 miles, 1,454 yards). Bouin served in World War I for France as a solider with the 163rd infantry. He was killed in action by enemy fire.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 4:14.4 (1911); 5000 – 14:36.7 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Men's 1,500 metres France FRA 2 h7 r1/2
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Men's 3 mile, Team France FRA 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 5,000 metres France FRA 2 Silver
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual France FRA AC DNF

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics France Round One Heat Seven 2 4:17.0 at 30 yds

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics France Final 2 14:36.7
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics France Round One Heat Five 1 QU/OR 15:05.0

Men's 3 mile, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics France FRA Final Standings 3 32 points DNF
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics France FRA Final 3 32 points DNF
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics France FRA Round One Heat Two 2 QU 15 points 1

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics France Final Standings AC DNF
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