Edward Carr

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdward Powell•Carr
Used nameEdward•Carr
Born27 February 1878 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Died16 March 1947 in Bayville, New York (USA)
Measurements168 cm / 59 kg
AffiliationsXavier Athletic Association
NOC United States


Edward Carr twice competed for the US at the Olympics as a distance runner. He competed for the Xavier AA. He ran the marathon in 1904 and the 5-mile and steeplechase in 1908. His only other known marathon was a New Years’ Day race in 1909, starting at Yonkers, New York, which began at a temperature of -18° C. (0° F.). Carr finished fourth in 3-00:45.8, as Olympian Robert Fowler won. Carr worked in Brooklyn as a salesman.

Personal Best: Mar – 3-00:45.8 (1909).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Edward Carr
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
1 mile, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
5 miles, Boys (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
Marathon, Men (Olympic) DNF
1 mile, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Edward Carr
5 miles, Men (Olympic) 2 h2 r1/2
3,200 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) AC h1 r1/2


DOB previously given 22 August 1880.