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Truxtun Hare

Full name: Thomas Truxtun Hare
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: October 12, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 2, 1956 in Radnor, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Penn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Better known as a four-time All-American guard on the Penn football team, track & field was a secondary sport to Truxtun Hare, who was considered by Walter Camp as one of the linemen on his all-time college football team from the turn of the century. Hare’s best performances in track athletics were saved for the Olympics; he never placed higher than second in the IC4A and his throw of 161-2 (49.12) in the 1900 hammer was, by 20 feet, his longest throw ever. He also competed in the 1900 Olympic discus event and in the 1904 All-Arounds, where he finished third after leading through five events. Hare was an amazingly versatile person. He was an outstanding archer and was president of the United Bowmen of America. He became an attorney, specializing in corporate law until his 1951 retirement. He wrote poetry and published eight books of children’s poems. In addition he was one of the civic leaders of Philadelphia, serving on several boards and betterment groups. Despite being frequently misspelled, his middle given name, which he went by, is correctly Truxtun.

Personal Bests: LJ – 19-11 (6.07) (1904); SP – 13.36 (1900); HT – 49.15 (1900).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 8
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA AC NM
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 2 Silver
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics Men's All-Around Championship United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 8 10.92
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round 8 10.92

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings AC NM
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round AC NM

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 2 46.26

Men's All-Around Championship

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D(M) D(I) H(M) H(I) M
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 3 5,813
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States 100 yards (91.4 metres) 1 790 10.8
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States 100 yards (91.4 metres) Heat One 1 790 10.8
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States Shot Put 2 648 12.09 39-8
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States High Jump 6 480 1.52 5-0
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States 880 yard (804.7 metres) walk 5 612 4:20.0
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States Hammer Throw 2 687 36.28 119-0
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States Pole Vault 4 280 2.44 8-0
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States 120 yard (109.7 metres) hurdles 3 600 at 14 ft
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States 56 lb. (25.4 kg.) Weight Throw 2 475 7.59 24-10¾
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States Long Jump 1 652 6.07 19-11
1904 Summer 25 St. Louis Athletics United States One Mile (1,609.3 metres) 1 589 5:40.0