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Tom Murphy

Full name: Thomas Joseph "Tom" Murphy
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: November 21, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


In September 1960, Tom Murphy ran on a US 4×880 yards team (with [Ernie Cunliffe], [Jack Yerman], and [Jerry Siebert]) against the British Empire in a dual meet. The US finished second in the race, but was credited with a world record for the event. Although the British Empire team posted a better time, they represented four different nations so their time could not be accepted for world record purposes. Murphy was AAU 800 champion in 1959 and AAU indoor champion at 600 y in 1960. At the 1959 Pan American Games he won a gold medal in the 800 metres event. He competed for Manhattan College and the NYAC.

Personal Bests: 440y – 47.7 (1958); 800 – 1:46.7 (1960).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 6 h1 r3/4

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 6 1:48.2 1:48.29
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:48.0 1:48.12
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics United States Round One Heat Nine 1 QU 1:52.1 1:52.30
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