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Charles Burroughs

Full name: Charles Lindsay Burroughs
Gender: Male
Born: December 3, 1876 in Washington County, Iowa, United States
Died: November 23, 1902 in Paris, Paris, France
Affiliations: Chicago Maroons, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Charles Burroughs ran for the University of Chicago. It is often reported that he ran 9.8 in the Chicago AA vs. New York AC meet in 1898, which would have equaled the world record, but the details are murky, and the mark is not usually accepted as a world record. Burroughs won the sprint double (100/200) three times at the Western AAU Championships. After graduating from Chicago in 1899, he accepted a fellowship for graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania. While studying for his fellowship in Paris, he contracted typhoid fever and died only a few days later.

Personal Best: 100y – 9.8 (1898); 220y – 22.0 (1898).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA AC h4 r2/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1900 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QC
1900 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Semi-Finals Repêchage Heat AC
1900 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 11.4
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