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Fred Lorz

Full name: Frederick G. "Fred" Lorz
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: June 5, 1884 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Died: February 4, 1914 in Bronx, New York, United States
Affiliations: Mohawk AC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Fred Lorz finished fifth in the 1904 Boston Marathon and elected to compete in St. Louis at the Olympics. In the Olympic marathon, he was the first runner across the line, but was disqualified when it was discovered he had taken a lift in a car for part of the course. When his cheating was discovered, he was banned by the AAU for life. However, this ban was quickly commuted and Lorz competed in the 1905 Boston Marathon, and won the race. He continued to compete in the Boston race thru 1908, when he finished seventh. He died of pneumonia while quite young.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-28:25 (1905).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA AC DNF

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings AC DNF