Albert Corey

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Albert Corey
Albert Corey.jpg
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.

Biography[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (November 2011). "Albert Corey Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. 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.