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Al LeConey

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJeremiah Alfred "Al"•LeConey
Used nameAl•LeConey
Born11 March 1901 in Moorestown, New Jersey (USA)
Died11 November 1959 in New York, New York (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsMeadowbrook Club, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

After finishing second in both sprints for Lafayette College at the 1922 IC4A, Al Leconey won both titles the following year and confirmed his ability at the longer sprint by also taking the AAU 220 y in 1923. On leaving college, Leconey represented the Meadowbrook Club of Philadelphia; at the 1924 Olympic Trials he placed fourth on both the 100 m and the 200 m and went to Paris as the anchor man on the relay team that took the gold medal in 41.0 to equal the world record they had set in the preliminaries. Leconey began his career using his civil engineering degree but eventually became an insurance underwriter. He posed for the 1932 3-cent postage stamp, which was issued to help finance the Los Angeles Olympics, and was immortalized as the sprinter on that stamp.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.6 (1924).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold Representing United States    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1924 Summer Olympics 12 July 1924 Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Round One, Heat Six 41.2 WR 1
1924 Summer Olympics 13 July 1924 Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Semi-Finals, Heat One 41.0 WR 1
1924 Summer Olympics 13 July 1924 Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Final 41.0 WR 1