|Type||Competed in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games|
|Full name||James Davies "Jim"•Lightbody|
|Born||16 March 1882 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)|
|Died||2 March 1953 in Charleston, South Carolina (USA)|
|Measurements||173 cm / 61 kg|
|Affiliations||Chicago Maroons, Chicago (USA) / Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)|
With three gold medals, James Lightbody was the outstanding middle distance runner at the 1904 Olympics. Although his winning time of 4:05.4 in the 1,500 m was said to be a new world record, it was vastly inferior in quality to Tom Conneff’s amateur mile record of 4:15.6. After an 880y/mile double at the 1905 AAU championships, Lightbody successfully defended his Olympic 1,500 m title in 1906, but failed by a narrow margin to retain his 800m crown. In 1908 he made his third Olympic appearance, competing in the 800m, 1500m, and steeplechase, but he was eliminated in the heats of all three events. Lightbody attended the University of Chicago and later represented the Chicago AA. After the Games of London he moved for some years to Berlin where he became German Champion over 800 and 1500 in 1910 and 1911.
Personal Bests: 400 – 53.0 (1906); 800 – 1:56.0 (1904); 1500 – 4:05.4 (1904).
|1904 Summer Olympics||Athletics||800 metres, Men||Olympic||1||Gold||Representing United States|
|1,500 metres, Men||Olympic||1||Gold|
|2,590 metres Steeplechase, Men||Olympic||1||Gold|
|4 mile, Team, Men||Olympic||Chicago Athletic Association||2||Silver|
|1906 Intercalated Games||Athletics||400 metres, Men||Intercalated||2 h3 r1/3||Representing United States|
|800 metres, Men||Intercalated||2||Silver|
|1,500 metres, Men||Intercalated||1||Gold|
|1908 Summer Olympics||Athletics||400 metres, Men||Olympic||DNS||Representing United States|
|800 metres, Men||Olympic||4 h1 r1/2|
|1,500 metres, Men||Olympic||2 h1 r1/2|
|3,200 metres Steeplechase, Men||Olympic||2 h6 r1/2|
|1904 Summer Olympics||1 September 1904||Athletics||800 metres, Men||Final Standings||1:56.0||1|
|1904 Summer Olympics||3 September 1904||Athletics||1,500 metres, Men||Final Standings||4:05.4 WR||1|
Previously incorrectly listed as been born on 15 March 1882.