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Don Gehrmann

Full name: Donald Arthur "Don" Gehrmann
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: November 16, 1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Wisconsin Badgers, Madison (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Don Gehrman won the NCAA 1,500/Mile championship three times consecutively (1948-50) for the University of Wisconsin. As a junior and senior he won the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games. He also won the AAU indoor 1,000 yards in 1952-53. Gehrmann was Big 10 mile champion four straight years, and in all, won 12 Big 10 Championships. At the AAU Outdoors he was third in 1947 in the mile, and in the 800, placed fourth in 1948 and sixth in 1952.

Gehrmann graduated from Wisconsin in 1950 with an education degree. He later earned a masters’ degree in educational psychology, and worked for many years in his native Wisconsin as a school teacher and administrator.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:50.7 (1950); 1500 – 3:50.6 (1952); Mile – 4:07.5i (1955); 2 miles – 9:08.21 (1950).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 8

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Final 8 3:54.5 at 4.65
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Round One Heat One 3 QU 3:54.8
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