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Clyde Blair

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameClyde Amel•Blair
Used nameClyde•Blair
Born16 September 1881 in Fort Scott, Kansas (USA)
Died3 September 1953 in Santa Barbara, California (USA)
AffiliationsChicago Maroons, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States


Clyde Blair finished 3rd in the AAU 100 in 1905. He ran for the University of Chicago and the Chicago AA. In 1902 Blair finished second in a heat of the 100 yds at the Penn Relays, trailing Arthur Duffey, who equaled the world record of 9 4/5 seconds. Blair also competed in the Olympic Collegiate Championship 100 yd race during the 1904 St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition, finishing fourth. He later became a rancher, first on the Big Red Ranch in Sheridan, Wyoming, and later owning the Hot Creek Ranch in Nye County, California.

Personal Best: 100y – 9.8 (1903).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Clyde Blair
60 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
100 yards, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 4
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h3 r1/2
200 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres, Men (Olympic) AC