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Ted Meredith

Born: Nov 14, 1891

Death: Nov 2, 1957

Birthplace: Chester Heights

Nationality: United States

Ted Meredith

Date of Birth : Nov 14, 1891
Date of Death : Nov 2, 1957
Birth Place : Chester Heights

James Edwin "Ted" Meredith was an American athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1912 Summer Olympics. Meredith made the 1912 Olympic team while still in high school at Mercersburg Academy. In Stockholm, he won a gold medal in the 800 m run with a world record 1:51.9. He ran on to the 880 yd mark and also set a world record for that distance, with a 1:52.5. He won another gold medal on the 4?400 m relay team, also taking fourth in the 400 metres competition. After Stockholm, Meredith entered the University of Pennsylvania. He was the IC4A 440 yd champion from 1914 to 1916 and the 880 yd champion in 1914 and 1915. He also won the AAU 440 yd title in 1914 and 1915. In 1916, he set a world record in the 440 yd of 47.4, which wasn't broken until 1928. At the same year he lowered his own world 880 yd record to 1:52.2. Meredith retired from competition in 1917 and served in the army during World War I. He made a comeback for the 1920 Summer Olympics, where he was eliminated in the semifinal of the 400 metres competition and ran on the relay team that finished fourth in the 4?400 m relay event. After the second retiring from competition, he became a real estate broker.

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  • James Edwin Meredith
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