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Frederick Hedlund

Full name: Oscar Frederick Hedlund
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: August 26, 1887 in Woburn, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 8, 1971 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Boston Athletic Association, Boston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Competing for the Boston AA, Frederick Hedlund, who was born to Swedish parents, was third at the 1912 Eastern Olympic Trials in the 1,500. He placed twice at the AAUs in the mile, third in 1910 and second in 1911. In 1913, he anchored the Boston AA 4xMile relay team that broke the world record. Hedlund worked in the insurance business, and later coached at Boston University and was then head track coach at MIT for over 35 years, retiring in 1958. After his retirement he stayed in the sport as a volunteer official at Boston AA indoor meets.

Personal Best: 1,500 – 4:04.1 (1912).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA AC

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final AC
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Six 2 QU 4:10.8
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