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Phil Durbrow

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePhilip Marshall "Phil"•Durbrow
Used namePhil•Durbrow
Born27 October 1940 in Merced, California (USA)
Measurements191 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA) / California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Philip Durbrow rowed at U Cal Berkeley but was in the US Army at the time of the 1964 Olympics. He rowed in the heats at Tokyo, but had to be replaced in the repêchage and final because of illness. He also trained in equestrian, and was an alternate to the US team for the 1956 Olympics, but could not compete because of illness.

Durbrow later worked briefly in Hollywood as a stuntman. He also attended the University of Nebraska, after which he worked for ConAgra in various agricultural business projects around the world. He then earned a degree from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Durbrow became one of the world’s authorities on corporate and brand identity, serving as chairman and CEO of Marshall Strategy, a company he founded. He previously had been vice-chairman at Frankfurt Balkind and Landor Associates, both corporate branding companies.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1964 Summer Olympics Rowing Coxless Fours, Men Olympic United States 3 Bronze USA Phil Durbrow