Eddie Murphy

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdward Lon "Eddie"•Murphy
Used nameEddie•Murphy
Born1 February 1905 in La Crosse, Wisconsin (USA)
Died20 September 1973 in Bellwood, Illinois (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


A Wisconsin native, Murphy moved to Chicago as a child and lived there most of his life. He competed in North America for most of his life, only travelling to Europe once, for the 1928 Olympics. There he competed in three events, with his best placement being fifth in the 1,500. Four years later, he took advantage of the North American packstyle being used in the Games to win a silver medal in the 5,000 m, the highlight of his career. In North American competition, his best result was a third place in the “World Outdoor Championships” of 1925. In 1932, Murphy also made an appearance in the official World Championships - held in Lake Placid after the Olympics - but achieved poor marks.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.9 (1928); 1500 – 2:25.9 (1928); 5000 – 9:13.0 (1928); 10000 – 20:06.2 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Eddie Murphy
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 10
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 14
1932 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Eddie Murphy
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver