Chris McCarthy

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Chris McCarthy
Personal information
Full nameChristopher McCarthy
BornJune 21, 1931 (1931-06-21)
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedApril 22, 2009(2009-04-22) (aged 77)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Country United States
SportMen's athletics

Christopher "Chris" McCarthy (June 21, 1931 – April 22, 2009) was an American race walker. He competed for Team USA at the 1964 Summer Olympics in the Men's 50 kilometres walk, finishing 21st with a personal best time 4-35:42.


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 21st 50 km


He was the longest sequentially enrolled graduate student at the University of Chicago, and studied under Leo Strauss (political science).[citation needed]


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Chris McCarthy". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.