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John Allen

Full name: John William Allen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: January 15, 1926 in Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: September 16, 2006 in San Bernardino, California, United States
Affiliations: Kansington High School
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


John Allen competed for various clubs as a walker – Gardentown AC, Niagara AAU, St. Francis Xavier AC, and Buffalo AC. He won 10 AAU walk titles – 15K in 1962, 40K in 1962, 50K in 1961, and in the 25K he was champion from 1954-60. During World War II Allen served in the Navy as a radio operator on a minesweeper in the Pacific. He worked as a salesman for Alling & Cory Paper Co. and for Buffalo Linen Supply. Allen was inducted into the Niagara Track & Field Hall of fame in 1998.

Personal Best: 50K Walk – 4-41:08 (1960).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 34 Roma Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk United States USA 24

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 34 Roma Athletics United States Final Standings 24 5-03:15.2
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