Alvah Meyer in 1912
|Born||July 18, 1888
New York City, United States
|Died||December 19, 1939 (aged 51)
Tucson, Arizona, United States
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
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.
- Paul Taylor (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics : with a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medallists. Sussex Academic Press. pp. 236–. ISBN 978-1-903900-87-1.
- Alvah Meyer. sports-reference.com
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- Kieran, John (1977). The Story of the Olympic Games; 776 B.C. to 1976. Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company. ISBN 0-397-01168-7.
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