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Paul Rekers

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaul Ernest•Rekers
Used namePaul•Rekers
Born22 November 1908 in New York, New York (USA)
Died10 June 1987 in Corona Del Mar, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Born to a Dutch father, Paul Rekers, of Penn State and the NYAC, placed second in the 1932 Olympic Trials in the 5,000 metres to make the Olympic Team. At the AAUs, he placed second again in 1933 over 3 miles, and was fourth in 1935. He also placed second in the 1930 AAU mile.

Rekers later became a physician and had a practice in Walworth, New York. He eventually moved to California where he became a medical examiner and lived in Bel Air

Personal Bests: 2 miles – 9:22.4i (1932); 5K – 15:12.6 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Paul Rekers
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC