Al LeConey

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 1924 Paris 4x100 meter relay

Jeremiah Alfred Le Coney (November 3, 1901 - November 11, 1959) was an American athlete, winner of the gold medal in the 4x100 meter relay race at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Al Le Coney was raised in Moorestown Township, New Jersey, where he first started showing his ability as a sprinter.[1] In 1922, Le Coney won the AAU championships in the 220 yard race and, as a Lafayette College (Class of 1923) student, the IC4A championships in both the 100 and 220 yard races.

At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, Al Le Coney ran the anchor leg for the American 4x100 meter relay team which won the gold medal with a world record time of 41.0 seconds.

After the Olympics, Le Coney covered the 100 yard distance in 9.4 seconds, but the effort was later disallowed when judges ruled that the time was wind-aided. In 1932, Le Coney received an unusual honor when a picture of him at the 1924 Olympics was used by the U.S. Post Office in developing a commemorative stamp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Coney, Bill. "1924 GOLD MEDALIST IN FAMILY SPURS PRESS WRITER'S SEARCH", The Press of Atlantic City, September 27, 2000. Accessed March 1, 2011. "J. Alfred Le Coney was a great American sprinter of his time achieving local fame at Moorestown and then at Lafayette in the early 1920s."