Allen Woodring (February 15, 1898 – November 15, 1982) was an American sprint runner. At the 1920 Olympic trials he failed to qualify in the 200 m event, yet he was selected for the national team and won the Olympic gold medal in this event.
|Born||February 15, 1898|
Hellertown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||November 15, 1982 (aged 84)|
Clearwater, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|Club||Meadowbrook Club, Philadelphia|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||200 m – 22.0 (1920)|
400 m – 47.9 (1923)
Woodring ran for Mercersburg Academy under Jimmy Curran, before competing for the Meadowbrook Club of Philadelphia. He graduated from Syracuse University and later worked as a salesman for the Spalding Company.
After his athletics career ended he worked as a salesman for Sears, Roebuck & Co. In his later years he moved to Florida.
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- Woodring Went to Mercersburg, Harrisburg Evening Times, August 21, 1920
- Allen Woodring, Gold Medal Winner in 1920 Olympics, Tampa Bay Times, November 17, 1982
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