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Paul Rekers

Full name: Paul Ernest Rekers
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: November 22, 1908 in New York, New York, United States
Died: June 10, 1987 in Corona Del Mar, California, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Born to a Dutch father, Paul Rekers, of Penn State and the NYAC, placed second in the 1932 Olympic Trials in the 5,000 metres to make the Olympic Team. At the AAUs, he placed second again in 1933 over 3 miles, and was fourth in 1935. He also placed second in the 1930 AAU mile.

Rekers later became a physician and had a practice in Walworth, New York. He eventually moved to California where he became a medical examiner and lived in Bel Air

Personal Bests: 2 miles – 9:22.4i (1932); 5K – 15:12.6 (1932).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 5,000 metres United States USA AC

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final AC DNF
1932 Summer 23 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 2 QU 15:34.6
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