Johnny Joyce

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn F. "Johnny"•Joyce
Used nameJohnny•Joyce
Born22 August 1876 in Galway (IRL)
Died17 May 1957 in Montgomery, New York (USA)
NOC United States


John Joyce, originally from Moycullen (Maigh Cuilinn), County Galway in Ireland, came to America in 1900 and was AAU 5-mile champion in 1904, competing for the Irish-American AC. He also won the AAU title indoors for 10-miles in 1903-05, and was AAU Cross-Country Champion in 1902. Joyce was a bricklayer by trade, and later a saloon owner in New Rochelle, New York. He eventually moved to a farm in Montgomery, New York, where he lived for the remainder of his life until his death in 1957.

Personal Best: 5 miles – 28:25.2 (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Johnny Joyce
800 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
5 miles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1