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Nick Costes

Full name: Nicholas "Nick" Costes
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: August 3, 1926 in Farrell, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 24, 2003 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Nick Costes was AAU marathon champion in 1955. That year, he also finished third at the Boston Marathon, his best finish in that event. In 1956 he finished fourth at Boston. He was third that year in the AAU race, and in 1956, Boston and the AAU marathon were the Olympic qualifiers for the US team. Costes also won the AAU 25 km. title in 1954. He competed for Boston University and Slippery Rock College, and later the Boston AA and the Finnish-American AC.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-19:57 (1955).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 20

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Standings 20 2-42:20
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