Charles Reidpath

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles Decker•Reidpath
Used nameCharles•Reidpath
Born20 September 1889 in Buffalo, New York (USA)
Died21 October 1975 in Kenmore, New York (USA)
Measurements181 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


After winning the IC4A 440y in 1910, Reidpath missed the 1911 meet through injury, but he came back in 1912 to score a notable double with a 21.4 220y (straight) and a 48.0 440y which placed him second on the world all-time list. Charles Reidpath was still in top form at the Olympics and, after running the fastest 400m semi-final (48.7), he took the gold medal with a new Olympic record of 48.2. He later ran the anchor leg on the relay team which set a new world record of 3:16.6. At Syracuse, Reidpath was on the football and track teams for three years and after graduation he entered the building trade. Apart from the years 1941 to 1946, when he was serving with the engineers corps in Europe, Charles Reidpath was the director of buildings for the city of Buffalo from 1937 until 1954.

Personal Bests: 200 – 22.1 (1912); 440y – 47.7 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Charles Reidpath
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold