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Harvey Cohn

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameHarvey Wright•Cohn
Used nameHarvey•Cohn
Born4 December 1884 in New York, New York (USA)
Died29 July 1965 in Grafton, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsI-AAC, Queens, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Harvey Cohn ran for the Irish-American AC. He was AAU champion in the 2-mile steeplechase in 1905. He had an interesting life. A three-time Olympic runner, Cohn became a professional boxer. He then became the New Hampshire boxing commissioner. From 1930-36 Cohn coached track at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He then spent one year (1936) as the boxing promoter for the Boston Garden, and then coached track at Colby College in Maine. After World War II Cohn became the trainer for the Boston Celtics, serving as their trainer from 1946 until his retirement in 1958.

Personal Bests: 800 – unknown; 1500 – 4:09.4e (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Harvey Cohn
800 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
1 mile, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
1 mile, Boys (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
2,590 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) AC
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics USA Harvey Cohn
800 metres, Men (Intercalated) DNS
1,500 metres, Men (Intercalated) 8
5 miles, Men (Intercalated) AC
Marathon, Men (Intercalated) DNS
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Harvey Cohn
5 miles, Men (Olympic) DNS
3 miles, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver