Loren Murchison of the New York AC was one of the finest Olympic sprinters of his time, without winning an individual medal. In addition to two relay gold medals he reached the individual sprint finals three times. Murchison won his first AAU title in 1918 when he took the 220 yard and in 1923 he won the AAU sprint double, repeating that feat at the 1925 British AAA championships. Indoors he won the AAU five times and set numerous world records at distances varying from 50 metres to 300 yards. In 1925 Murchison developed spinal meningitis and was paralyzed for the rest of his life from the waist down. He ran a company manufacturing sports medals and jewelry.
Personal Bests: 100 – 10.5 (1924); 200 – 21.5e (1924).
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