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Hal Brown

Full name: Horace Hallock "Hal" Brown
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: March 30, 1898 in Madison, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 25, 1983 in Houston, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Boston Athletic Association, Boston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After winning the 5,000m at the Final Trials, Hal Brown reached the Olympic final at this distance but did not finish the race. Five days later, he led the field home in the 3,000m team event when the U.S., with three men in the first six, took the gold medals. He also won the IC4A 2 mile title in 1920. Brown entered Williams College in 1915, but his studies were interrupted when he went to France in 1917 to serve in World War I. Serving initially as an ambulance driver, he later saw active service as a pilot and aerial gunner He was commissioned in 1918, returned to Williams in 1919, and graduated with the Class of 1920. Brown was a seismologist and worked for many years with the Geotechnical Corp. of Dallas.

Personal Bests: 2 miles – 9:51.4 (1919); 5000 – 15:15.2 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA AC
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final AC DNF
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 3 QU 15:31.8

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST MB
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Final Standings 1 10 1 8:45.4
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Final 1 10 1 8:45.4
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 14 3 40 m. bh2