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Dave Abbott

Full name: David "Dave" Abbott
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: March 8, 1902 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: May 19, 1987 in Brooksville, Maine, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Fighting Illini, Champaign (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Dave Abbott ran for the University of Illinois, where he studied engineering, and the Illinois AC, although he had never run in high school. He did not survive the heats of the 5K in his only Olympic appearance. Abbott was NCAA Champion at 2 miles in 1928-29 and AAU steeplechase champion in 1929.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:24.4i (1929); 2 miles – 9:23.7 (1929); 5K – 14:54.6e (1928).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 11 h2 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 11
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