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Fred Faller

Full name: Frederick William "Fred" Faller
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: July 30, 1895 in Gütenbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: August 11, 1984 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Dorchester Athletic Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Fred Faller won the AAU 10 mile championship and cross-country titles in 1919-20. He ran for the Dorchester Club. Faller was born in Germany but came to the US at 2-years-old with his parents. His winning time of about 52 minutes in the 1919 AAU race was considered a US record for almost 40 years. Faller coached Boston Marathon legend [John A. Kelley].

Faller was later a President of the New England Chapter of USA Olympians. He was a watchmaker who worked for a number of years with the Bigelow-Kennard Company of Boston, but then started his own watch business in Roslindale Square.

Personal Best: 10000 – 32:05.2 (1919).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 10,000 metres United States USA 8
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual United States USA 15
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team United States USA 4

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final 8 32:38.0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 4 QU 33:02.4est 20 m. bh3

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings 15

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Final Standings 4 36 15/13
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