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Joie Ray

Full name: Joie William Ray
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: April 13, 1894 in Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Died: May 15, 1978 in Berrien Center, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Joie Ray was one of America's first great milers but later in his career moved up in distance. He is the only American to have represented the US at the Olympics in both the 1,500 (1920) and the marathon (1928). During his career he won 17 AAU titles, most notably the Mile/1,500 in 1915, and 1917-23, for eight wins at that distance. In 1923 he ran on a world-record setting 4×Mile relay team. He made the 1928 Olympic Team by winning the AAU 10K, which doubled as the Olympic Trials that year. For the marathon he won the New York-Long Beach (NJ) Marathon in May, which was an Olympic selection race, and finished third at the 1928 Boston Marathon.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:53.0 (1924); 1500 – 3:57.0i (1920); Mile – 4:14.4 (1919); 3000 – 8:31.2i (1923); 2 miles – 9:08.4i (1923); 10000 – 31:28.4 (1928); Marathon – 2-34:13.4 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 8
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team United States USA 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 14
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 5

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final 8 4:10.0est 20 m. bh7
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 4:13.4

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Standings 14 no time

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Standings 5 2-36:04

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics United States USA Final Standings 3 25 18
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics United States USA Final 3 25 18
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 9 11