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Ernie Cunliffe

Full name: William Ernest "Ernie" Cunliffe
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: September 2, 1937 in Long Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: Stanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


In September 1960, Ernie Cunliffe ran on a US 4×880 yards team (with [Tom Murphy], [Jack Yerman], and [Jerry Siebert]) against the British Empire in a dual meet. The US finished second in the race, but was credited with a world record for the event. Although the British Empire team posted a better time, they represented four different nations so their time could not be accepted for world record purposes. Cunliffe was AAU indoor champion over 1,000 yards in 1961 and 1964. He twice competed in the 800 metres at the Pan American Games, finishing fifth in 1959 and third in 1963.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:46.6 (1960); 1500 – 3:42.1 (1960 en route in mile race); Mile – 4:00.4 (1960).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 6 h2 r3/4

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 1:50.8 1:50.92
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 1:49.7 1:49.83
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 3 QU 1:48.8 1:48.95
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