Full name: Ivan Harris Riley
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: December 31, 1900 in Newton, Kansas, United States
Died: October 28, 1943 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
While at Kansas State, Ivan Riley won the NCAA 120y hurdles and the AAU 440y hurdles in 1923 and the 120y hurdles in 1924. In May 1924, Riley set a world record 400m hurdles record of 52.1, but the mark never received official recognition and by the time of the Olympics came around in July he had lost some of his competitive edge. Riley only took the bronze medal after his teammate, Charley Brookins, had been disqualified. Riley graduated from college with a degree in architecture and became a well-known architect in the Midwest. His career was a short one; he died tragically early from brain cancer.
Personal Best: 400H – 52.1 (1924).
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