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Hans Oldag

Full name: Hans Oldag
Other name(s): Buffalo Boy
Gender: Male
Born: March 2, 1901 in Lübtheen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Died: August 1978 in North Tonawanda, New York, United States
Affiliations: Oriole Club of Buffalo
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Hans Oldag qualified for the 1932 Olympic Marathon when he won the Cambridge-Salisbury (MD) qualifying race in May 1932. He competed for the Buffalo Oriole Club. Oldag was born in Germany where he worked as a blacksmith but emigrated to the USA after the 1927 track season. In 1930 Oldag led the Boston Marathon for about 10 miles before dropping back and finishing 57th. He was 15th at the Boston race in 1932. After the Los Angeles Olympics Oldag competed professionally, using the name Buffalo Boy. In his native Lübtheen, Germany, there is a Hans-Oldag-Sporthalle and a small museum devoted to his career.

Personal Best\: Mar – 2-38:00 (1932).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 11

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 31 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 11 2-47:26
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