Bob Crawford

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert "Bob"•Crawford
Used nameBob•Crawford
Born21 January 1899 in Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland (GBR)
Died18 May 1970 in Frankenmuth, Michigan (USA)
Measurements185 cm
AffiliationsMillrose AA, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Bob Crawford ran distances and cross-country for Lafayette College, Princeton, and the Millrose AA. At the AAU meet he was fourth in the 1919 2-miles and fifth in the 1920 3,000 metres. Crawford was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but emigrated to the United States in 1910, and became a naturalized citizen when his parents received citizenship, shortly before the Antwerpen Olympics. He later worked as a manager of a Kresge chain store.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:56.4 (1922); Mile – 4:22.0 (1918).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Bob Crawford
Cross-Country, Individual, Men (Olympic) 40
Cross-Country, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 4


Previously misidentified as Robert Leighton Crawford, III.