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Alex Breckenridge

Full name: Alexander Dalglish Neilson "Alex" Breckenridge
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: April 17, 1932 in Buffalo, New York, United States
Affiliations: US Marine Corps, (USA) / Victoria Park AAC, Glasgow (GBR)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Although born in Buffalo, Alex Breckinridge was raised in Scotland, where he was Scottish junior cross-country champion and broke the mile national record. He competed for Villanova and the US Marine Corps as a distance runner. He was AAU champion in 1959 at both 15 and 30 km, and finished sixth that year at the Pan American Games in the 10K. Breckinridge finished third at the 1962 Boston Marathon. He later was one of the first organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:13.8 (1955); 2 miles – 8:56.8i (1960); 5K – 14:32.1 (1959); 10K – 30:47.0 (1962); Marathon – 2-27:17 (1962).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 30

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics United States Final Standings 30 2-29:38.0
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