Peter Deer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePeter•Deer
Used namePeter•Deer
Born26 November 1878 in Kahnawake, Québec (CAN)
Died30 July 1956 in Verdun, Québec (CAN)
AffiliationsMontreal AAA, Montréal (CAN)
NOC Canada


Peter Deer, a member of the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke, ran the mile for several years at the grounds of the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association before being convinced to join officially in 1904. That same year, he was selected to represent Canada at the St. Louis Olympics, where he placed sixth in the 1500 metres and competed in the 800 metres. Additionally, he took part in the non-Olympic 1 mile handicap race and was third among the three entrants. He continued to compete at the national level for several more years, but retired from active competition by the end of the decade. He died of injuries sustained in a car accident in 1956.

Personal Bests: 800 – unknown; 1500 – unknown; Mile – 4:40.0e (1902).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics CAN Peter Deer
800 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
1 mile, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3

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