John Brennan

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Joseph•Brennan
Used nameJohn•Brennan
Born17 July 1879 in ?, Kerry (IRL)
Died21 February 1964 in West Allis, Wisconsin (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsMarquette Golden Eagles, Milwaukee (USA)
NOC United States


John Brennan competed for Marquette. At the 1908 Central Olympic Trials Brennan won the triple jump and finished second in the long jump. He competed in both events at the London Olympics, finishing fifth in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump. Brennan was born in Ireland but came to the United States around 1900. He later worked as a police officer in Milwaukee.

Personal Bests: LJ – 6.86 (22-6¼) (1908); TJ – 13.83 (45-4¾) (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA John Brennan
High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Standing High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 5
Standing Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 8