Full name: John Armstrong "Army" Howard
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Born: October 6, 1888 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: January 10, 1937 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Affiliations: ?, Winnipeg (CAN)
Army Howard was the top Canadian sprinter from 1912-15, and won both the 100 y and 220 y at the 1913 Canadian Championships. He is also known as Canada's first black Olympian. Howard was the son of a barber, and he became a mechanic in his youth, also playing baseball with Winnipeg's Crescent Creamery Baseball Club, but running was his passion.
At the 1919 Inter-Allied Games Howard won bronze in the 100 metres. He represented the Winnipeg North End Amateur Athletic Club (NEAAC). Howard fought for the Canadian Expeditionary Force from 1917-19. He then worked for six years with the Canadian National Railway, starting in 1920, and later ranched in the Riding Mountains. In 2004 he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. His grandson, Harry Jerome, later became the top Canadian sprinter of the 1960s.
Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.0 (1912); 200 – 22.3y (1911); 400 – 52.1y (1914).
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Canada||CAN||AC h5 r2/3|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Canada||CAN||3 h4 r2/3|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Canada||CAN||2 h3 r2/3|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay||Canada||CAN||2 h1 r1/2|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Canada||Semi-Finals||Heat Five||AC|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Canada||Round One||Heat Thirteen||1||QU||11.0|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Canada||Semi-Finals||Heat Four||3|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Canada||Round One||Heat Eight||1||QU||25.0|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Canada||CAN||Semi-Finals||Heat Three||2||43.5|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Canada||CAN||Round One||Heat One||1||QU/OR/walkover||46.2|
|1912 Summer||23||Stockholm||Athletics||Canada||CAN||Round One||Heat One||2||3:22.2|