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Dan Butler

Full name: Daniel Joseph "Dan" Butler
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: June 1, 1944 in Oakland, California, United States
Died: August 23, 1970 in Fresno, California, United States
Affiliations: Santa Rosa Cycling Club, Santa Rosa (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling


Dan Butler attended Oakland High School in California, graduating in 1962. He raced for the Santa Rosa Cycling Club and then went to Sonoma State College, graduating in 1969 with a physical education major. Butler raced at the 1967 Pan American Games, placing 17th in the road race. He was also second in the road race at the 1967 US Championships. He twice competed in the Tour of Mexico.

Butler lived less than two years after his Olympic appearance, as he was killed in a hiking accident in 1970. He was a member of the Sierra Club and an experienced hiker, but on that day he was leading a group of Boy Scouts near Clovis in the Sierra National Forest. He had gone ahead of the group and fell down an embankment while trying to get a drink of water. Butler was found the next day with a broken neck.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling United States Final Standings AC DNF
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