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Jimmy Henigan

Full name: James P. "Jimmy" Henigan
Nickname(s): Smiling Jimmy
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: April 25, 1892 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 27, 1950 in Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States
Affiliations: Dorchester Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jimmy Henigan was a native Bostonian who competed over 20 times at the Boston Marathon. After finishing second in 1928, he finally won it in 1931 on his 13th attempt. He also finished second in 1932. The Boston Marathon honors the top New England finisher with the Jimmy Henigan Trophy. Henigan had a very long career, winning the AAU Cross-Country in 1917, and finishing third that year in the AAU 10K. He worked for many years as a foreman in a corrugated box company. He died in a Veterans' Hospital in South Carolina.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-34:32 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual United States USA 11
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team United States USA 2 Silver
1928 Summer 36 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 39
1932 Summer 40 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA AC DNF

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 36 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Standings 39 2-56:50
1932 Summer 40 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 11 38:00.0

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics United States USA Final Standings 2 14 11