Full name: Albert Richard "Whitey" Michelsen
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: December 16, 1893 in Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 7, 1964 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Millrose AA, New York (USA)
Country: United States
In October 1925 Whitey Michelsen won the Port Chester Marathon in 2-29:01.8, making him the first man to run the actual marathon distance under 2½ hours. Michelson won the AAU 15 miles title in 1925. He never won the Boston Marathon but finished fourth there four times – 1923, 1925, 1929, and 1932. He made the 1928 Olympic team by placing second at the New York to Long Beach (NJ) race in May and third in the Baltimore marathon in June. In 1932, he qualified for the Olympics by placing fourth at Boston, finishing second in the Cambridge-Salisbury (MD) marathon in May, and winning the Los Angeles Marathon in June.
Personal Best: Mar – 2-28:27 (1923).
|1928 Summer||34||Amsterdam||Athletics||Men's Marathon||United States||USA||9|
|1932 Summer||38||Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's Marathon||United States||USA||7|
|1928 Summer||34||Amsterdam||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||9||2-38:56|
|1932 Summer||38||Los Angeles||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||7||2-39:38|