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William Prout

Full name: William Christopher Prout
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: February 24, 1886 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 4, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Boston Athletic Association, Boston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


William Prout was third in the Eastern Olympic Trials in 1908 over 400 metres. He competed for the Boston AA. He graduated from Brown University in 1907, but had no placements at the IC4A Meet. Prout later finished law school at Boston University.

In addition to practicing law in Boston, Prout went into sports administration. In 1921 he was named President of the AAU holding that post until 1924. In 1926 Prout was elected President of the US Olympic Committee, serving in that role through the 1928 Olympics. Prout was also active in the Knights of Columbus, and was supreme commander of the Back Bay Council in Boston, and was Massachusetts deputy commander for several years.

Personal Best: 400 – 50.4 (1908).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 4 h2 r2/3

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 50.4
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