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Archibald "Archie" Hahn

(1880-1955) ~ Inducted 2004

Archibald (“Archie “) Hahn won gold medals in the 60-meter, 100-meter, and 200-meter dashes in the 1904 St. Louis Games and gold in the 100-meter dash in the 1906 interim Olympics at Athens.  Hahn tied the world record of 9.8 in the 100-yard dash (1901) and set a world record of 21.8 seconds in the 200-meter straightaway.

Hahn starred for the University of Michigan (1901-04) where the also eared a law degree, but never practiced.  Instead, he pursued a career as a coach at various colleges.  From 1916-1920, Hahn coached both boxing and track at Brown University.  His book How to Sprint is considered a classic.

Archie Hahn Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-002410. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society. Taken in 1904 (http://memory.loc.gov)


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