Bob LeGendre

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Lucien Pierre "Bob"•LeGendre
Used nameBob•LeGendre
Born7 January 1898 in Lewiston, Maine (USA)
Died21 January 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Measurements190 cm / 88 kg
AffiliationsNewark AC, Newark (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


After placing fourth in the 1920 Olympic pentathlon, Bob LeGendre improved to place third in 1924. The highlight of his career came in the long jump phase of the 1924 pentathlon when LeGendre, although he had not qualified for the U.S. team in the individual event, set a world record of 25-5⅝ (7.76), which was more than one foot further than DeHart Hubbard’s winning mark in the long jump. While at Georgetown, LeGendre briefly played football and baseball and won the IC4A long jump in 1922. He went on to earn Ph.D. and D.D.S. degrees from Georgetown and signed a Hollywood contract, but an acting career never materialized. At his death he was a store dentist for Hecht & Co. in Washington.

Personal Best: LJ – 25-5⅝ (7.76) (1924).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Bob LeGendre
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) 4
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Bob LeGendre
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze