Full name: John Lincoln Eisele
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: January 18, 1884 in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 30, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
While at Princeton, John Eisele enjoyed only limited success as an athlete. Later, representing the New York AC, he won the AAU 10-mile championship in 1908 and was the leading U.S. distance runner at the Olympics that year. Individually he placed fourth in the three mile team race – the first American to finish – and in the steeplechase he was the only U.S. runner to make the final. After graduating Princeton in 1906, Eisele joined his father’s stock brokerage firm, Eisele & King, in Newark, and did quite well for himself and his family. But the stock market crash affected many lives and Eisele died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Personal Best: 3 miles – 14:41.8 (1908).
|1908 Summer||24||London||Athletics||Men's 3,200 metres Steeplechase||United States||USA||3||Bronze|
|1908 Summer||24||London||Athletics||Men's 3 mile, Team||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|1908 Summer||24||London||Athletics||United States||Final||3||11:00.8||at 35 yds|
|1908 Summer||24||London||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||11:13.6|