Robert LeGendre

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Robert LeGendre
Robert LeGendre 1919.jpg
Robert LeGendre in 1919
Personal information
BornJanuary 7, 1898
Lewiston, Maine, United States
DiedJanuary 21, 1931 (aged 33)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Alma materGeorgetown University
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
Event(s)Pentathlon, decathlon, long jump
ClubPolytechnic Harriers, London
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Decathlon – 6576 (1920)
LJ – 7.76 m (1924)
200 m – 22.4 (1919)[1][2]

Robert "Bob" Lucien LeGendre (January 7, 1898 – January 21, 1931) was an American track and field athlete. He competed in the pentathlon at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics and finished in fourth and third place, respectively. He failed to qualify for the 1924 Olympics in the long jump, yet at the 1924 Olympic pentathlon competition he set a world record in that event at 7.76 metres (25.5 ft).[1][3] He won the pentathlon at the Inter-Allied Games in 1919, beating Eugene Vidal and Géo André.[4]

While studying at the Georgetown University, LeGendre also played American football and baseball. He earned Ph.D. and D.D.S. degrees there and signed a Hollywood contract as a film actor. He abandoned the movie career and became a dentist in Washington.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bob LeGendre.
  2. ^ Robert LeGendre.
  3. ^ The Athletics Site: world record progression.
  4. ^ Inter-Allied Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-01-30.

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