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Willie May

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Wyman "Willie"•May
Used nameWillie•May
Born17 March 1887 in Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA)
DiedNovember 1979 in New York, New York (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsChicago Maroons, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States


Willie May was selected for the 1908 Olympic team based on his running 9.8 for 100 y in 1907. He did not place in any of the 1908 Olympic Trials events. May attended the University of Chicago. He worked for many years as a buyer for Montgomery Ward, first in Chicago and later in New York.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.8 (1907); 100 – 11.0e (1908); 200 – 22.5 (1907).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Willie May
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h1 r2/3
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h11 r1/3


Previously DOB-DOD given as 27 October 1886 - October 1978, but those dates belong to one William Brendan May, who was born in Boston and later lived in Utica, New York.