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Harlan Holden

Full name: Harlan Ware Holden
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (192 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: March 31, 1888 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: June 7, 1962
Affiliations: Bates University
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Harlan Holden competed for Bates College and the Boston AA. His placement on the 1912 Olympic Team is a mystery as he did not place in any of the three regional Olympic Trials, and never placed at the IC4As or AAUs. At the 1912 Olympics, he also competed in the baseball demonstration event.

Holden became a career military man, serving in both World Wars as a colonel in the US Army Air Force. Holden’s son, Harlan, Jr., later attended the US Military Academy and served as a lieutenant in World War II, only to die in a training crash in Texas.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:58.1 (1912).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA AC h2 r2/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two AC
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 1:58.1
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