Commodore Cochran

Commodore Shelton Cochran (January 20, 1902 – January 3, 1969) was an American athlete, winner of a gold medal in 4 × 400 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris 4x400 m relay

He was born in Mississippi and died in San Francisco, California.

As a Mississippi State University student, Commodore Cochran won the NCAA championships in 440-yard dash in 1922 and 1923.

At the Paris Olympics, Cochran ran the opening leg in American 4 × 400 m relay team, which won the gold medal with a new world record of 3.16.0.

After his running career, Cochran coached his younger brother Roy Cochran, who won two gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

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