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David Munson

Full name: David Curtiss Munson
Gender: Male
Born: May 19, 1884 in Medina, New York, United States
Died: September 17, 1953 in Antwerp, New York, United States
Affiliations: Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa (USA) / NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

David Munson secured the New York State Cornell Scholarship for Orleans County while attending Medina High School and, after entering Cornell, soon proved himself to be a valuable member of the track team. In his sophomore year he won the IC4A mile in 4:25.6 and, after winning the AAU mile in the extraordinarily slow time of 4:41.2, he went to St. Louis for the Olympics. At the Games, Munson finished fourth in the 1,500m in addition to running for the winning New York AC team in the four mile team race. In 1905, Munson again won the IC4A mile and set a new world indoor record for 1½-miles and a new Cornell record for the mile outdoors. In 1906 he captained the Cornell track and cross-country teams. On leaving Cornell, David Munson entered New York Law School and, after graduating in 1909, embarked on a distinguished career in law.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 4:08.8e (1904); Mile – 4:25.2 (1905).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 4
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics Men's 2,590 metres Steeplechase United States USA AC
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics Men's 4 mile, Team New York Athletic Club USA 1 Gold

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 4

Men's 2,590 metres Steeplechase

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

Men's 4 mile, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics New York Athletic Club USA Final Standings 1 8