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John Cregan

Full name: John Francis Cregan
Gender: Male
Born: January 29, 1878 in Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: December 26, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Princeton Tigers, Princeton (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


The Princetonian John Cregan won the AAU 880y in 1897, the one mile in 1897 and 1898, and at the IC4A he won the 880y in 1898 and the mile for three successive years (1898-1900). This record clearly indicates Cregan’s quality as a miler, but he withdrew from the 1,500m in the 1900 Olympics because the event was staged on a Sunday. When the U.S. team stopped over in London on their way to Paris, John Cregan took second place to [Alfred Tysoe] at the British AAA Championships. It was Tysoe who again beat him in the Olympic final.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:55.3 (1897); Mile – 4:24.4 (1900).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB T
1900 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Final 2 3 yds bh
1900 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 2:03.0
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