Full name: William Joseph "Bill" Holland
Born: March 8, 1874 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 20, 1930 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Georgetown Hoyas, Washington (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
The 1900 Olympic 400m final was reduced to three runners after the U.S. runners, Dixon Boardman, Fred Moloney and Harry Lee, withdrew on religious grounds because the race was held on a Sunday. The depleted field should not, however, detract from Holland’s second place, as he ran a commendable 49.6 and led the winner, Maxie Long, until the closing stages. After the Olympics, Holland won the IC4A 440y for Georgetown in 1901 and 1902, his winning time of 49.6 in 1902 being the fastest time in the world that year. He was also a talented performer in other events and finished second in the New England All-Around championship in 1897. Holland eventually settled in Massachusetts, where he practiced medicine after his graduation from Georgetown Medical School.
Personal Bests: 200 – 22.7e (1900); 440y – 49.2 (1902).
|1900 Summer||26||Paris||Athletics||Men's 60 metres||United States||USA||3 h2 r1/2|
|1900 Summer||26||Paris||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||United States||USA||4|
|1900 Summer||26||Paris||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|1900 Summer||26||Paris||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Two||3|
|1900 Summer||26||Paris||Athletics||United States||Final||4||almost =3rd|
|1900 Summer||26||Paris||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat One||1||QU/OR||24.0|
|1900 Summer||26||Paris||Athletics||United States||Final||2||5 yds bh|
|1900 Summer||26||Paris||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Three||2||QU|