John Foy

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Joseph•Foy
Used nameJohn•Foy
Born26 March 1882 in Cootehill (IRL)
Died10 February 1960 in Elmhurst, Queens, New York (USA)
AffiliationsStar Athletic Club, New York NY
NOC United States


John Foy was a distance runner for the New York Star AC. Foy was born in Ireland but came to the US and settled in Long Island City, where he lived for over 40 years. He worked as an engineer on the Long Island Railroad.

Personal Best: Mar – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA John Foy
Marathon, Men (Olympic) DNF