Eli Parsons

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Intercalated Games
Full nameEli Burton•Parsons
Used nameEli•Parsons
Born24 September 1884 in Troy, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died19 November 1945
Measurements170 cm / 59 kg
AffiliationsYale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA) / US Navy, (USA)
NOC United States


Eli Parsons ran for Yale and the NYAC. He won the AAU indoors at 600 y in 1906-07. He was also 1904 IC4A Champion over 880 yards. Parsons set an indoor world record for 880 yards, running 1:54.6 in 1904. Parsons later joined the Navy and became a career military officer.

Personal Bests: 400 – unknown; 880y – 1:54.6i (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics USA Eli Parsons
400 metres, Men (Intercalated) 4 h1 r1/3
800 metres, Men (Intercalated) 7
1,500 metres, Men (Intercalated) DNS