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Pál Király

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
Full namePál•Király
Used namePál•Király
Born7 November 1896 in Alberti (HUN)
Died4 January 1969 in Budapest (HUN)
AffiliationsEgyetértés Sport Club
NOC Hungary


Pál Király began his sports career as a footballer at BTC in 1912, and continued as a track & field athlete with Egyetértés from 1913, until World War I interrupted his career. He competed primarily in long-distance running, where he was a three-time Hungarian record holder at 10,000 metres and a three-time national champion in the marathon (1925-27), adding an additional title in cross-country in 1924. At the 1923 Göteborg Workers Olympics, he finished third in the marathon. At the 1924 Olympics, he ran both the 10,000 metres and marathon, but did not finish either race. He was also nominated for the 1928 Olympics, but did not compete. After finishing his career in 1931, he worked as a coach and ran a restaurant known as the “Marathon Runner”.

Personal Bests: 10,000 – 32:46.6 (1923); Mar – 2-40:14 (1923).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Pál Király
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
Marathon, Men (Olympic) AC
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics HUN Pál Király
Marathon, Men (Olympic) DNS