Full name: John Ira Courtney
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: April 27, 1889 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 15, 1968 in Fontana, California, United States
Affiliations: Seattle Athletic Club, Seattle (USA)
Country: United States
In 1909, Ira Courtney finished third in the AAU 100 and fourth in the 200, and was also runner-up in the AAU Junior 100. At the 1912 Olympics, he also competed in the baseball demonstration event. Courtney attended high school in Washington state, and then Philips Exeter Academy for prep school, before going to the University of Washington. He then went to law school at USC. After graduation he practiced law mostly, although for a few years he was a partner in an engineering firm. Later in his life, he practiced law with his son, but in 1968 there was an explosion in their building and Ira Courtney was severely injured. He died two months later from injuries sustained in the explosion.
Personal Bests: 100y 9.8 (1911); 100 – 10.8 (1912); 200 – 21.8 (1912).
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|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||United States||USA||AC h1 r2/3|
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