Alex Breckenridge

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlexander Dalglish Neilson "Alex"•Breckenridge
Used nameAlex•Breckenridge
Born17 April 1932 in Buffalo, New York (USA)
Measurements176 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsUS Marine Corps, (USA) / Victoria Park AAC, Glasgow (GBR)
NOC United States


Although born in Buffalo, Alex Breckenridge was raised in Scotland, where he was Scottish junior cross-country champion and broke the mile national record. He competed for Villanova and the US Marine Corps as a distance runner. He was AAU champion in 1959 at both 15 and 30 km, and finished sixth that year at the Pan American Games in the 10K. Breckenridge finished third at the 1962 Boston Marathon. He later was one of the first organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:13.8 (1955); 2 miles – 8:56.8i (1960); 5K – 14:32.1 (1959); 10K – 30:47.0 (1962); Marathon – 2-27:17 (1962).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Alex Breckenridge
Marathon, Men (Olympic) 30