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Maxey Long

Full name: Maxwell Warburn "Maxey" Long
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 16, 1878 in Waverley, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 4, 1959 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Although Maxey Long had won the AAU 440 y in 1898 and 1899 and was to win his third successive title after the 1900 Olympics, he was soundly beaten at the 1900 IC4A championships by [Dixon Boardman] of Yale and [Harry Lee] of Syracuse. Boardman and Lee both qualified for the 400 m final at the Paris Olympics but declined to run because the race was held on a Sunday; in their absence, Long had a comfortable victory In Paris. Long ran in the blue and white stripe of his school, Columbia, which resembled the colors of the [Racing Club de France], and the uninitiated crowd cheered Long down the home straight under the impression that they were urging a local hero to victory. After the Olympics, Long raced for a time in Britain, and on his return home at the end of the season, he was in outstanding form. In late September he ran 47.8 for 440 y in a handicap event at Travers Island and five days later, again in a handicap race, he clocked 47 flat at the Guttenberg race track (on a straight course) in New Jersey, by far the fastest quarter-mile up to that time. In addition to his three AAU titles at 440 y, Long won the 100 y in 1900 and the 220 y in 1899, as well as the IC4A 440 y in 1899.

Personal Best\: 440y – 47.8s (1900).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Final 1 OR 49.4
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 50.4
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