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Art Harnden

Full name: Arthur Harold "Art" Harnden
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: May 20, 1924 in Yoakum, Texas, United States
Died: September 30, 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Texas A&M Aggies, College Station, Texas (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Fourth place at the US Olympic Trials earned Art Harnden of Texas A&M a place on the 1948 Olympic relay team. He ran a 48.0 opening leg in the final, which put the U.S. into a lead they held to the tape. Harnden had a career best of 47.3 (47.47) for 400 m in placing third in the 1948 NCAA.

Harnden joined the US Army Air Force in World War II and was stationed with the 8th Air Force in England, flying 23 missions over Germany. After the war he went to Texas A&M, and then worked for Texaco for over 40 years, and then retired, only to then work another 21 years with Walmart. Harnden was inducted into the Texas A&M Hall of Fame in 1966.

Personal Best: 400 – 47.47 (1948).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A 1/10) ST
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics United States USA Final 1 3:10.4 3:10.4 48,0
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:12.6 3:12.6
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