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Earl Johnson

Full name: Robert Earl Johnson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: March 10, 1891 in Woodstock, Virginia, United States
Died: November 1965
Affiliations: Edgar Thompson Steel Works
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Earle Johnson was the first nationally prominent black distance runner. A member of the Thompson Steelworks AA, near Pittsburgh, he made his Olympic début in 1920 when he was eliminated in the heats of the 10,000 m. Four years later there were no heats for this event and Johnson placed eighth in a field of 43. In the cross-country event in Paris, Johnson finished third behind the redoubtable Finns, Paavo Nurmi and Ville Ritola, and led the U.S. to the silver medals in the team event. He won the AAU cross-country title in 1921; on the track he was the AAU champion at five miles for three straight years from 1921 and in 1924 he won the AAU 10 miles.

Personal Bests: 10000 – 32:17.0 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 8 h3 r1/2
1924 Summer 33 Paris Athletics Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 8
1924 Summer 33 Paris Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual United States USA 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 33 Paris Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 8
1924 Summer 33 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 8 32:17.0

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 33 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 3 35:21.0

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 33 Paris Athletics United States USA Final Standings 2 14 3
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