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Peter McArdle

Full name: Peter Joseph McArdle
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: March 22, 1929 in Dundalk, Louth, Ireland
Died: June 24, 1985 in Bronx, New York, United States
Affiliations: Christian Brothers School, Dundalk
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Peter McArdle was a distance runner and marathoner for the New York AC. He won 16 different AAU championships, including the 1962 cross-country and the 1963-64 6-mile/10K titles. In the 1963 Pan American Games he won gold in the 10000 metres and bronze in the marathon. He did not qualify for the 1960 Olympics 10000 metres when he finished fourth in the Final Trials. At the 1964 Final Trials he again failed to qualify for the 10000 metres after finishing sixth, but won the marathon to go to the Tokyo Olympics. He never ran the Boston Marathon.

Personal Bests: 2 miles – 8.40.8i (1964); 5000 – 14.07.8 (1963); 10000 – 29.03.4 (1964); Mar – 2.26.25 (1964).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 23

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 35 Tokyo Athletics United States Final Standings 23 2-26:24.4
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