Francis Lane

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Francis Lane
Francis Lane.jpg
Lane at the 1896 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1874-09-23)September 23, 1874
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died February 17, 1927(1927-02-17) (aged 52)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport Sprint running
Event(s) 100 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 12.2 (1896)

Francis Adonijah Lane (September 23, 1874 – February 17, 1927) was an American sprinter who competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Greece.

Lane won his heat with a time of 12.2 seconds. In the final, he ran 12.6 seconds and tied for the third place with Alojz Sokol of Hungary, and both are considered as bronze medalists.[1][2] At those games the champion was honored with a silver medal, an olive branch and a diploma, and the second athlete with a bronze medal, laurel branch and a diploma. Nothing was given to the third best man.

In 1897 Lane graduated from Princeton University and went to the medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. He later became the head of ophthalmology departments at Rush Medical College and the Presbyterian and Illinois Central Hospitals in Chicago.[2]

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  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Francis Lane". Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Francis Lane Olympic Results". Retrieved 2012-10-04.