Albert Corey

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Albert Corey
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Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1904 St Louis Marathon
Representing a Olympic flag.svg Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1904 St Louis 4 mile team race

Albert Corey (birth name Louis Albert Coray; born 1878, date of death unknown)[1] was a French athlete who competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He won a silver medal in the marathon race and also won a silver medal as a member of the Chicago Athletic Association team in the four mile team race.


In 1903 he came to the United States and changed his name to Corey. Although the Games report refers to Corey as a "Frenchman wearing the colors of the Chicago Athletic Association",[2] the International Olympic Committee attributes his medal in the marathon to the United States instead of France,[3] and in contradiction, the medal in the team race to a mixed team[4] instead of the United States, due to insufficient or improper documentation at the time.[3]

Competing for the First Regiment Athletic Association of Chicago on June 6, 1908, Corey finished ahead of Roy Kemper and teammate Alexander Thibeau to win the 15-mile St. Louis Marathon.[5]


  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (November 2011). "Albert Corey Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  2. ^ Charles J.P. Lucas (1905). The Olympic Games — 1904 (PDF) (PDF). St. Louis, MO: Woodard & Tiernan. p. 47. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  3. ^ a b Cronin, Brian (2010-08-10). "Sports Legend Revealed: A marathon runner nearly died". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 24 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  5. ^ Langland, James, ed. (1908). "Sporting Records: Marathon Foot Races". The Chicago Daily News Almanac And Yearbook For 1909. The Chicago Daily News Company. pp. 296–297. Retrieved April 27, 2012.