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Leighton Dye

Full name: Leighton William Charles Dye
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: October 30, 1901 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 25, 1977 in Naples, Florida, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

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At the 1928 Southwestern Olympic Trials, Leighton Dye won the high hurdles in 14 3/5, breaking the world record, although it was never ratified. He also equaled the world record at the Olympics in the first semi-final, running 14 4/5. That was also not ratified as the eventual Olympic champion, George Weightman-Smith ran 14 3/5 in the second semi-final, which was ratified and superseded Dye's mark. Dye was AAU 110 hurdles champion in 1926.

Personal Best: 110H – 14.6 (1928).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles United States USA 4

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final 4 14.9 6
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/=WR 14.8
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 15.0
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