|Born||May 14, 1904
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||November 5, 1952
New York City Rink, New York
Allan W. Potts (May 14, 1904 – November 5, 1952) was an American National Indoor and Outdoor Champion speed skater who competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics and in the 1936 Winter Olympics. Inducted May 18, 1967 at Detroit, Michigan into The National Speedskating Hall of Fame and also once known as The Fastest Human.
In 1932 he participated in the 500 metres event but was eliminated in the heats.
Four years later he finished sixth in the Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics - Set a World record in men's 500 metres shortly before the 1936 winter Olympics and made the time of 42.4 seconds and 32nd in Men's 1500 metres.
|500 m||0.42,4||January 18, 1936||Oslo|
- "Allan Potts". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
|Men's 500 m World Record Holder
January 18, 1936 – January 30, 1937
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