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Butch Martin

Full name: Oliver "Butch" Martin, Jr.
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Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: July 10, 1946 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Butch Martin was a pioneer in cycling in the United States, as the second black to ride for the US at the Olympics, after [Herbie Francis]. He started riding in 1963 with Unione Sportiva Italiano, where he was tutored by Francis. Martin rode the team pursuit at the 1964 Olympics and the 100 km team time trial in 1968. He raced from 1963-73, also competing at the 1971 Pan American Games. Martin later became a coach and a race director. He was road coach for the US Cycling Federation from 1974-77. He was race director for the 1988-89 Tour of the Americans, and in 1990 was race director for the US National Road Championships, while in 1993 Martin directed the West Virginia Mountain Classic. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of US PRO, the original American pro cycling organization. Martin later settled in Rock Creek, Oregon, coaching CMG-Racing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 1 h6 r1/4
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial United States USA 20

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Cycling United States USA Final Standings 20 2-24:13.50

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 18 Tokyo Cycling United States USA Round One Heat Six 1 5:01.41
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