Allen Woodring

Allen Woodring (February 15, 1898 – November 15, 1982) was an American sprint runner.[3] 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.[1]

Allen Woodring
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Allen Woodring at the 1920 Olympics
Personal information
BornFebruary 15, 1898
Hellertown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedNovember 15, 1982 (aged 84)
Clearwater, Florida, U.S.
Alma materSyracuse University
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Event(s)100–400 m
ClubMeadowbrook Club, Philadelphia
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)200 m – 22.0 (1920)
400 m – 47.9 (1923)[1][2]
Medal record

Woodring ran for Mercersburg Academy under Jimmy Curran, before competing for the Meadowbrook Club of Philadelphia.[4] He graduated from Syracuse University and later worked as a salesman for the Spalding Company.[1]

After his athletics career ended he worked as a salesman for Sears, Roebuck & Co. In his later years he moved to Florida.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Allen Woodring". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Allen Woodring.
  3. ^ "Allen Woodring". Olympedia. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  4. ^ Woodring Went to Mercersburg, Harrisburg Evening Times, August 21, 1920
  5. ^ Allen Woodring, Gold Medal Winner in 1920 Olympics, Tampa Bay Times, November 17, 1982

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