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George Lermond

Full name: George William Lermond
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: November 29, 1904 in Nahant, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 6, 1940 in La Plata, Maryland, United States
Affiliations: Boston Athletic Association, Boston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


George Lermond was AAU champion at 6-miles in 1925 after finishing second in that event in 1924. Indoors he won the AAU 3 miles in 1932-33. He ran for West Point, Boston College, the Boston AA, and the NYAC.

He served in the military with the 15th Infantry Regiment, where their garrison helped in the rescue of Tientsin, China from Japanese forces. He also died in heroic circumstances. His home caught on fire, and he and his wife went back in to rescue two of their sons. George Lermond returned to the flaming house a third time, trying to rescue his youngest son, George, Jr., but they both perished in the attempt. The two were buried at Arlington National Cemetery, after permission was given by President Franklin Roosevelt.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:55.3 (1930); Mile – 4:15.2 (1930); 2 miles – 9:17.6 (1932); 6 miles – 31:34.6 (1925); 3000S – 9:23.8 (1932).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 8 h3 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1924 Summer 19 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 8
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