Full name: John Paul Jones
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: October 15, 1890 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Died: January 5, 1970 in Tucson, Arizona, United States
Affiliations: Cornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)
Country: United States
John Paul Jones was the IC4A mile champion from 1911-13, and also won the 880y at that meet in 1911-12. In both 1911 and 1913 his winning time in the mile at the IC4As broke the world record. His 1913 mark of 4:14.4 was the initial world record recognized by the IAAF, although it was inferior to the world's professional best of 4:12¾ set by Walter George in 1886. Jones was also IC4A cross-country champion from 1911-13. He ran for Cornell, graduating in 1913 in mechanical engineering, and retired after the 1913 IC4A meet.
Personal Bests: 800 – 1:53.1y (1912); 1500 – 3:57.2 (1912); Mile – 4:14.4 (1913).
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