Max Böhland

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMax Willy•Böhland
Used nameMax•Böhland
Born4 February 1896 in Pegau, Sachsen (GER)
DiedFebruary 1975 in Queens, New York, New York (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsPaulist AC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Max Böhland won the AAU Cross-Country in 1918 and won the indoor 2-mile in 1921. At the 1919 AAU meet, he also finished third in the 5-miles and the steeplechase. He ran cross-country for the USA at the 1920 Olympics, representing the Paulist AC. Born in Germany, he came to the US in 1914, and was naturalized as a citizen in May 1920, only a few months before the Antwerpen Olympics. Böhland worked as a brick mason.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Max Böhland
Cross-Country, Individual, Men (Olympic) 16
Cross-Country, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 4