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Alvah Meyer

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Sport  Sprint running
Height  1.73 m
Role  Olympic athlete

Name  Alvah Meyer
Club  I-AAC, Queens
Weight  65 kg
Alvah Meyer
Born  July 18, 1888 (age 51) New York City, United States
Olympic medals  Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres
Similar  Donald Lippincott, Ralph Craig, Shizo Kanakuri

Died  December 19, 1939 (aged 51) Tucson, Arizona, United States

Olympics 1912 100m

Alvah T. Meyer (July 18, 1888 – December 19, 1939) was an American sprint runner. He was a Jewish member of the Irish American Athletic Club, which also included Abel Kiviat and Myer Prinstein.

Meyer underperformed at the 1912 Olympic Trials and was only included to the US Olympic team on the condition that he pays his travel, which was eventually covered by his parents. He won the silver medal in the 100 meters, but was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 200 m event.

In 1914 he set a world record at 60 yards, and in 1915 he set a world record at 330 yards.


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