Full name: Thomas Martin "Tom" Jones
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: November 28, 1916 in Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: October 1984 in Oxford, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: United States
Tom Jones was a professor of history of Lincoln University. He first came to notice in the marathon world when he led the 1949 Boston Marathon through the early checkpoints, eventually finishing eighth. In 1951, he placed fifth in the AAU race. In 1952 he was fourth at Boston and second in the AAU race. Those were the three races which counted for Olympic selection in 1952, placing him on the Olympic team.
Personal Best: Mar – 2-42:23 (1952).
|1952 Summer||35||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's Marathon||United States||USA||36|
|1952 Summer||35||Helsinki||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||36||2-42:50.0|