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James Rosenberger

Full name: James Maher Rosenberger
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: April 6, 1887 in New York, New York, United States
Died: January 1, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: I-AAC, Queens (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


In September 1911, James Rosenberger anchored the Irish-American AC 4×440 y relay team (with [Mel Sheppard] and the non-Olympians Harry Schaaf and Harry Gissing) that broke the world record, and set the first IAAF-recognized world record for 4×440 y or 4×400. He was better in the shorter sprints, though, winning the 1910 AAU 100 y and finishing second in that event in 1911. He was third in the 1913 AAU 220y. He later worked as an auditor and was a track coach at St. John's University.

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.2 (1910); 440y – 50.4 (1911).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA AC h4 r2/3

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Four AC DNF
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU 50.6
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