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John Eisele

Full name: John Lincoln Eisele
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 3,200 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
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

Men's 3 mile, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics United States USA Final Standings 2 19 points 4
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics United States USA Final 2 19 points 4
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 10 points 2