Edward Cook (athlete)

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Edward Cook
Edward Cook (athlete) 1908.jpg
Edward Cook at an international meet in France in 1908
Personal information
Born November 27, 1889
Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Died October 18, 1972 (aged 82)
Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault, long jump, high jump, sprint
Club Cleveland Athletic Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) PV – 3.81 m (1911)
LJ – 7.15 m (1906)
HJ – 1.835 m (1906)
100 yd – 10.0 (1906)[1][2]

Edward Tiffin Cook, Sr. (November 27, 1888 – October 18, 1972) was an American athlete who shared the gold medal in the pole vault (with Alfred Gilbert) at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]

Cook was an all-around athlete and won the IC4A long jump title in 1908 and 1909, and the AAU pole vault title in 1907 and 1911. He graduated from Cornell University in 1910 and later became a farmer and director of the First National Bank in his native Chillicothe, Ohio. He was elected to the Sphinx Head Society during his senior year.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ed Cook. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Edward Cook. trackfield.brinkster.net