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Tom Jones

Full name: Thomas Martin "Tom" Jones
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: November 28, 1916 in Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: October 1984 in Oxford, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Tom Jones was a professor of history of Lincoln University. He first came to notice in the marathon world when he led the 1949 Boston Marathon through the early checkpoints, eventually finishing eighth. In 1951, he placed fifth in the AAU race. In 1952 he was fourth at Boston and second in the AAU race. Those were the three races which counted for Olympic selection in 1952, placing him on the Olympic team.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-42:23 (1952).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 36

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Standings 36 2-42:50.0
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