William Arthur CARR

United States of America USA

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Los Angeles 1932
  • Year of Birth
    1909
Olympic Results

Biography

William Arthur CARR

Bill Carr of Penn went to the the 1932 IC4A with a best time for the 440y of no better than 48.4, but at Berkeley he caused a major upset by beating the world record holder, Ben Eastman. He again beat Eastman at the AAU, which also served as the Final Trials that year, and crowned the season, which he had begun as an unknown, by winning the Olympic title. Once more the runner-up was Ben Eastman and this time Carr took Eastman’s world record with a 46.2 clocking. Carr then anchored the winning U.S. 1,600 meter relay team to another world record of 3:08.2. Soon after the Olympics, Bill Carr was seriously injured in an automobile accident and never ran competitively again. Throughout his career, albeit a tragically brief one, Carr was never beaten over the one lap distance. He died of a heart attack while on vacation in Japan.

Personal Best: 400 – 46.28 (1932).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1932

G
400 metres
400 metres Athletics
G
4 x 400 metres Relay
4 x 400 metres Relay Athletics