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Walden Martin

Full name: Walden Charles Martin
Nickname(s): Peg
Gender: Male
Born: September 28, 1891 in Grayville, Illinois, United States
Died: November 1966 in Zephyrhills, Florida, United States
Affiliations: St. Louis Cycling Club, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Walden Martin was one of the top riders in the United States in 1912. He was from St. Louis where he rode for the St. Louis Cycling Club and he had several times been a contender for the national championship. At the 1912 final trials Martin finished second behind Carl Schutte, easily making the U.S. team, although he had beaten Schutte in earlier winning the Western trials. At the Olympics he finished 17th overall to help the U.S. team earn a bronze medal. Martin later lost a leg in a bike accident in February 1913, when he and another rider, Frederick Windt, left the track at the St. Louis Coliseum, killing Windt. Martin continued to race with one leg, and a peg-leg prosthesis, earning him the nickname "Peg."

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 17
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Team United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Cycling United States Final Standings 17 11-23:55.2

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Cycling United States USA Final Standings 3 11-23:55.2