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Joe Tierney

Full name: Joseph Paul "Joe" Tierney
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: February 8, 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 8, 2004 in Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Joe Tierney placed second in the AAU 440y in 1925 and fourth in the 400 in 1928. The 1928 AAU Meet doubled as the Olympic Trials and that finish qualified him for the Olympics. Tierney won the 440 yds. at the 1925 IC4As, running for Holy Cross.

Tierney studied law at Yale University. He had various jobs after law school, working as a reporter for the New Haven Register, working on Wall Street as a trader, he taught school in Connecticut, and he eventually became Assistant Director of Admissions at Yale. Tierney died at the age of 101, as one of the longest-lived Olympians.

Personal Bests: 220y – 22.2 (1925); 440y – 47.6 (1925).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 4 h5 r2/4

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Five 4
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Athletics United States Round One Heat Eleven 1 QU 49.8
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