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Ernie Crosbie

Full name: George William Ernest "Ernie" Crosbie
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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 – 1932, 1936, and 1948 – 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 – 5-04:30 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T
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
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