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John Burton

Full name: John Cotton Burton
Gender: Male
Born: March 12, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Bush Lake Ski Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Biography

John Burton played ice hockey at Harvard, graduating in 1940. After a stint in the Navy, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota law school, where he took up cross-country skiing, and he made the US ski team shortly after graduation. He has had various careers. He and his wife taught ski classes for many years, often laying out cross-country trails through the woods. John Burton worked in banking and investments, and also taught English and history at Blake School, a prep school in Minneapolis, where he also coached hockey and tennis. Throughout his life, he has remained active, competing in marathons, ultra-marathons, and playing tennis, hockey, sailing, fly fishing, and inline skating.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 28 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres United States USA 67
1952 Winter 28 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay United States USA 12

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1952 Winter 28 Oslo Cross Country Skiing United States Final Standings 67 1-16:47 33:00 =69

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1952 Winter 28 Oslo Cross Country Skiing United States USA Final Standings 12 43:23 1-27:24 13
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