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Arthur Newton

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArthur Lewis•Newton
Used nameArthur•Newton
Born31 January 1883 in Woodstock, Vermont (USA)
Died19 July 1950 in New Rochelle, New York (USA)
Measurements160 cm / 51 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


After finishing fourth in the steeplechase and fifth in the marathon at the 1900 Paris Olympics, Arthur Newton fared much better at the 1904 St. Louis Games. He took the bronze medal in both the steeplechase and the marathon and led the New York AC team to a one-point victory over the Chicago AA in the 4-mile team race. Newton also won the AAU five-mile title in 1900, the steeplechase in 1902 and the AAU junior mile in 1900. His other podium finishes at the AAU were second in the 1900 steeplechase and third in the 1902 mile. Newton was born in Vermont, but moved to New York in 1899. He had a long career in the automobile industry, eventually becoming president of the Glidden Buick Company.

Personal Bests: 5 miles – 27:41.4 (1900); Mar – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Arthur Newton
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Marathon, Men (Olympic) 5
200 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) DNS
2,500 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) 4
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Arthur Newton
Marathon, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2,590 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 miles, Team, Men (Olympic) New York Athletic Club 1 Gold