Paul Lizandier

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Paul Lizandier
Paul Lizandier 1912.jpg
Paul Lizandier in 1912
Personal information
Born 2 December 1884
Nancray-sur-Rimarde, France
Died December 1937 (aged 53)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Mile, steeplechase, 5000 m
Club Métropolitain Club Colombes
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 5000 m – 16:30.6 (1909)
10,000 m – 33:32.7 (1908)[1][2]

Paul Childéric Xavier Lizandier (2 December 1884 – December 1937) was a French runner who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics. He won a team bronze medal in the 3 mile race, together with Louis de Fleurac and Joseph Dreher, and failed to reach the final of the 5 mile event.[1]

In 1913, during World War I Lizandier deserted the French army and went to Romania.[3] He later received a death sentence for insubordination, and was executed in December 1937.[4]


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  2. ^ Paul Lizandier.
  3. ^ Lilian Maurin (17 November 2011) "Paul Lizandier, bronze en 1908", La République du Centre, p. 9.
  4. ^ Stéphane Gachet (2011) Le dictionnaire des médaillés olympiques français, La maison d'éditions, ISBN 978-2-36026-026-3