Edward Mechling

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameEdward Anthony•Mechling
Used nameEdward•Mechling
Born31 January 1878 in Hosensack, New Jersey (USA)
Died5 March 1938 in Moorestown, New Jersey (USA)
AffiliationsPenn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Edward Mechling finished second in the 1899 IC4A 2-mile. He graduated from Penn in 1899 with a degree in economics. While at Penn (‘99) he ran track and cross-country, was a manager of the football and baseball teams, and was twice elected President of his class.

Mechling ran the 800 metres at the 1900 Paris Olympics, but did not make the final. He finished second in the non-Olympic 800 metre handicap. Mechling later joined the family business, Mechling Brothers Chemicals Division of the General Chemical Company. The company was founded by his father, William Harrison Mechling, and Edward became the assistant general manager of the company.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Edward Mechling
800 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h3 r1/2
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
800 metres, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 5