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Alex Grant

Full name: Alexander "Alex" Grant, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: April 16, 1874 in Saint Mary's, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 13, 1946 in Narberth, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Penn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Dick Grant.

Biography

Born in rural Canada, Alex Grant attended the St. Mary's Collegiate Institute at Toronto University, and then matriculated at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Penn in 1900, Grant dominated American distance running, winning AAU titles in the mile from 1901-1903, the 2-miles in 1903-1904, and the 5-miles in 1899. Having studied European history at Penn, Alexander Grant became a history teacher at the Berkley School in New York, Detroit University, the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and then from 1914 on, at Episcopal Academy. In 1903 Grant joined with fellow Olympians Josiah McCracken and George Orton to found Camp Tecumseh on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. He remained president of the Camp until his death, and his ashes were spread over the campgrounds.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 26 Paris Athletics Men's 800 metres Canada CAN AC h1 r1/2
1900 Summer 26 Paris Athletics Men's 4,000 metres Steeplechase Canada CAN AC DNF

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1900 Summer 26 Paris Athletics Canada Round One Heat One AC

Men's 4,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1900 Summer 26 Paris Athletics Canada Final Standings AC DNF
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