Full name: Edward Buckler "Ed" Kirby
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: October 30, 1901 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Died: June 5, 1968 in West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Cornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
In 1923, Ed Kirby won the IC4A mile for Cornell in a career best of 4:17.9 and only Joie Ray among U.S. milers ran faster that year. The following year Kirby and Ray met in the 3,000 m at the Final Trials; although Ray won comfortably Kirby proved to be the better man at the Olympics and, finishing in sixth place, he led the U.S. team home in the team race. Kirby took his degree at Cornell in civil engineering and worked for several engineering companies before his retirement in 1958.
Personal Best: 3000 – 8:46e (1924).
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