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Harry Smith

Full name: Harry James Smith
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: July 30, 1888 in Bronx, New York, United States
Died: November 1961
Affiliations: unattached,
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Harry Smith was selected for the 1912 Olympic marathon team by winning the 1912 AAU 10K race. At the 1913 Boston Marathon, he led through 10 miles and eventually finished third. He also finished fifth in the 1912 Boston race, and ran that event 10 times in all. Smith was AAU Champion in the 10-mile race in 1913. Smith competed for the Pastime Athletic Club, and later became a sports journalist, working for the The New York Tribune, and was one of the earliest sports agents.

Smith and his wife, Ellie Poulis, a Greek-American, had five daughters. One of them, Helen Smith, married Canadian wrestler, Stu Hart, who became a professional wrestler, and was later one of the biggest promoters of professional wrestling. Another daughter, Diana Smith, married Jock Osler, descended from the famous physician Sir William Osler.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-27:46 (1912).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Marathon United States USA 17

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 17 2-52:53.8
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