Full name: George William Ernest "Ernie" Crosbie
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: December 6, 1909 in West Derby, Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Died: July 27, 1979 in Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: White Horse Social Club
Country: United States
Ernie Crosbie was born in England, where his father was a chief engineer on the Cunard Shipping Line, but the family moved to the USA when Ernie was a young boy. He competed in the 50 km. walk at the Olympics three times â 1932, 1936, and 1948 â and was only one of three Americans to compete in both the 1936 and 1948 Olympics in track & field. He also won the AAU title in the event in 1936, 1939, and 1948. Crosbie had a long career, competing in the AAU 50 km. walk from 1932 (2nd) thru at least 1951 (5th). He was a Michigan State graduate who was later employed by Oldsmobile when he worked in Baltimore, and then was with Bethlehem Steel.
Personal Best: 50 km. Walk â 5-04:30 (1948).
|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||United States||USA||8|
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||United States||USA||26|
|1948 Summer||38||London||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||United States||USA||12|
|1932 Summer||22||Los Angeles||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||8||5-28:02|
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||26||5-31:44.2|
|1948 Summer||38||London||Athletics||United States||Final Standings||12||5-15:16|