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Richard Piggott

Full name: Richard Francis Piggott
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: July 6, 1888 in Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 1966 in Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: North Dorchester Athletic Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Richard Piggott was named to the 1912 Olympic marathon team based on his seventh place finish at that year’s Boston Marathon. At Boston he also finished fifth in 1911 and 13th in 1910. Piggott competed for the North Dorchester AA.

Piggott worked as an electrician in Boston, although by the time of World War II he was listed in his draft registration as unemployed due to illness. He was born to Irish immigrants, and lived most of his life in Medford, Massachusetts.

Personal Best: Marathon – 2-26:49 (1912).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 9

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 9 2-46:40.7
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