Full name: David "Dave" Abbott
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: United States
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 â 4:24.4i (1929); 2 miles â 9:23.7 (1929); 5K â 14:54.6e (1928).
|1928 Summer||26||Amsterdam||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres||United States||USA||11 h2 r1/2|
|1928 Summer||26||Amsterdam||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Two||11|