Full name: Emerson Lane "Bud" Spencer
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: October 14, 1906 in San Francisco, California, United States
Died: May 15, 1985 in Palo Alto, California, United States
Affiliations: Stanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Bud Spencer's first major victory came at the 1926 AAU junior championships when he won the 440 y hurdles. The following year he won the NCAA 440 y flat and his time of 47.7 was the fastest clocking in the world that year. Spencer also topped the world lists in 1928 with a world record of 47.0 for 400 m in May, but at the Final Trials he placed no better than fifth and ran only in the relay at Amsterdam. He ran the second leg for the U.S. team that set a new world record and one week later in London he took the anchor stage for the team that set a world record for the 4×440 y relay (with [George Baird], [Morgan Taylor], and [Ray Barbuti]). Spencer was for many years the sports editor of the now defunct San Francisco News and after his retirement he served as assistant track coach at Stanford.
Personal Best: 400 – 47.0 (1928).
|1928 Summer||21||Amsterdam||Athletics||Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay||United States||USA||1||Gold||WR|
|1928 Summer||21||Amsterdam||Athletics||United States||USA||Final||1||WR||3:14.2||47.8|
|1928 Summer||21||Amsterdam||Athletics||United States||USA||Round One||Heat One||1||QU||3:21.4|