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Lon Myers

Lon Myers (Track and field. Born, Richmond, VA, Feb. 16, 1858; died, New York, NY, Feb. 15, 1899.) Perhaps at no time in track and field history has a single athlete dominated the sport the way Lawrence E. Myers did from 1879-85, during which time he set world and American records at virtually every distance […]

Harry Hillman

Harry Hillman (Track and field.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 8, 1881; died, Hanover, NH, Aug. 9, 1945.)  Starting in 1899 with the Knickerbocker A.C., Harry Livingston Hillman, Jr., was primarily a hurdler.  Hillman, a bank teller by trade, joined the New York A.C. in 1902, two years before he won three Olympic golds.  Hillman was […]

Babe McDonald

Babe McDonald (Track and field. Born, County Clare, Ireland, July 29, 1878; died, New York, NY, May 16, 1954.) A New York police officer who became a star weightman for the New York Athletic Club and U.S. Olympic teams, Patrick J. McDonald was the U.S. shot put champion for 22 years (1911-33). McDonald won Olympic […]

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