|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games • Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)|
|Full name||John Lincoln•Eisele|
|Born||18 January 1884 in Newark, New Jersey (USA)|
|Died||30 March 1933 in Newark, New Jersey (USA)|
|Measurements||180 cm / 69 kg|
|Affiliations||NYAC, New York (USA)|
While at Princeton, John Eisele enjoyed only limited success as an athlete. Later, representing the New York AC, he won the AAU 10-mile championship in 1908 and was the leading U.S. distance runner at the Olympics that year. Individually he placed fourth in the three mile team race – the first American to finish – and in the steeplechase he was the only U.S. runner to make the final. After graduating Princeton in 1906, Eisele joined his father’s stock brokerage firm, Eisele & King, in Newark, and did quite well for himself and his family. But the stock market crash affected many lives and Eisele died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Personal Best: 3 miles – 14:41.8 (1908).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1904 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||John Eisele|
|2 miles, Men (Olympic (non-medal))||1|
|1908 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||John Eisele|
|5 miles, Men (Olympic)|
|3,200 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic)||3||Bronze|
|3 miles, Team, Men (Olympic)||United States||2||Silver|