Charles Joseph BACON

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    St. Louis 1904
  • Year of Birth
    1885
Olympic Results

Biography

Charles Joseph BACON

A prominent member of the Irish-American AC, Charles Bacon set a new world record of 57.0 in the heats of the 400 m hurdles at the 1908 Olympics. The defending champion, Harry Hillman, brought the record down to 56.4 in the second round but, in the final Bacon beat Hillman on the run-in and further reduced the record to 55.0. Bacon won the AAU junior 880 y title in 1903 but never won a national championship in the senior ranks.

Personal Bests: 400 – unknown; 800 – unknown; 1500 – unknown; 400H – 55.0 (1908); HJ – 5-9 (1.75) (1908).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1908

G
400 metres Hurdles
400 metres Hurdles Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Louis 1904

#9
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Athletics