|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Alexandre François Étienne Jean•Bouin|
|Born||21 December 1888 in Marseille (Marseilles), Bouches-du-Rhône (FRA)|
|Died||29 September 1914 in Xivray-et-Marvoisin, Meuse (FRA)|
|Measurements||172 cm / 70 kg|
|Affiliations||US Phocéenne, Marseille (FRA) / Paris Jean-Bouin, Paris (FRA)|
Jean Bouin was the first great French distance runner, winning French titles from 1910-13, and setting world distance records for France in 1911 – 3,000 metres and 10K, both in Colombes. Bouin competed at two Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the 1908 3-mile team race, perhaps, and a silver medal in the 1912 5,000 metres. In 1908, Bouin had partied prior to the 3-mile team race and was punished by French authorities who refused to recognize his time as a national record, and there is some confusion as to whether or not they allowed him to receive the bronze medal.
Bouin was International Cross-Country Champion in 1912, just prior to the Stockholm Olympics, after having finished second in 1909. In 1913 he set a world record for the hour run with 19,021 metres (11 miles, 1,454 yards). Bouin served in World War I for France as a soldier with the 163e Régiment d’Infanterie. He was killed in action by enemy fire in the last days of the 1st Battle of the Marne.
|1908 Summer Olympics||Athletics||800 metres, Men||Olympic||DNS||Representing France|
|1,500 metres, Men||Olympic||2 h7 r1/2|
|5 mile, Men||Olympic||DNS|
|3 mile, Team, Men||Olympic||France||3||Bronze|
|1912 Summer Olympics||Athletics||5,000 metres, Men||Olympic||2||Silver||Representing France|
|10,000 metres, Men||Olympic||DNS|
|3,000 metres, Team, Men||Olympic||France||DNS|
|Cross-Country, Individual, Men||Olympic||AC|
|1912 Summer Olympics||9 July 1912||Athletics||5,000 metres, Men||Round One, Heat Five||15:05.0||1|
Date of birth also seen as 24 December 1888, but this date correct per his birth card. Date of death usually given as 29 September 1914; Current date taken from his monument in Bouconville.
Errata note unclear?
Created: Martin Kellner at June 16, 2019 10:14, Last edited: Martin Kellner at June 16, 2019 10:14