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Jean Bouin

Full name: Alexandre François Étienne Jean Bouin
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: December 21, 1888 in Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Died: September 29, 1914 in Xivray-et-Marvoisin, Meuse, France
Affiliations: US Phocéenne, Marseille (FRA) / Paris Jean-Bouin, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Jean Bouin was the first great French distance runner, winning French titles from 1910-13, and setting world distance records for France in 1911 – 3,000 metres and 10K, both in Colombes. Bouin competed at two Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the 1908 3-mile team race, perhaps, and a silver medal in the 1912 5,000 metres. In 1908, Bouin had partied prior to the 3-mile team race and was punished by French authorities who refused to recognize his time as a national record, and there is some confusion as to whether or not they allowed him to receive the bronze medal.

Bouin was International Cross-Country Champion in 1912, just prior to the Stockholm Olympics, after having finished second in 1909. In 1913 he set a world record for the hour run with 19,021 metres (11 miles, 1,454 yards). Bouin served in World War I for France as a soldier with the 163e Régiment d’Infanterie. He was killed in action by enemy fire in the last days of the 1st Battle of the Marne.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Men's 1,500 metres France FRA 2 h7 r1/2
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Men's 3 mile, Team France FRA 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 5,000 metres France FRA 2 Silver
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual France FRA AC DNF

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics France Round One Heat Seven 2 4:17.0 at 30 yds

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics France Final 2 14:36.7
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics France Round One Heat Five 1 QU/OR 15:05.0

Men's 3 mile, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics France FRA Final Standings 3 32 points DNF
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics France FRA Final 3 32 points DNF
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics France FRA Round One Heat Two 2 QU 15 points 1

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics France Final Standings AC DNF
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