Albert Corey

Albert Corey (birth name Louis Albert Corey; 1878-1926)[1] was a French athlete who competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He won a silver medal in the marathon race and also won a silver medal as a member of the Chicago Athletic Association team in the four mile team race.

Albert Corey
Albert Corey
Personal information
Born16 April 1878
Meursault, France
Died3 August 1926 (aged 48)
Paris, France
Sport
SportAthletics

Biography

In 1903 he immigrated to the United States and changed his name to Corey. Although the Games report refers to Corey as a "Frenchman wearing the colors of the Chicago Athletic Association",[2] the International Olympic Committee attributes his medal in the marathon to the United States instead of France.[3] However, in contradiction, the medal in the team race to a mixed team[4] instead of the United States, due to insufficient or improper documentation at the time.[3]

Competing for the First Regiment Athletic Association of Chicago on June 6, 1908, Corey finished ahead of Roy Kemper and teammate Alexander Thibeau to win the 15-mile St. Louis Marathon.[5]

References

  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (November 2011). "Albert Corey Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  2. ^ Charles J.P. Lucas (1905). The Olympic Games — 1904 (PDF) (PDF). St. Louis, MO: Woodard & Tiernan. p. 47. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  3. ^ a b Cronin, Brian (2010-08-10). "Sports Legend Revealed: A marathon runner nearly died". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles.
  4. ^ "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 24 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  5. ^ Langland, James, ed. (1908). "Sporting Records: Marathon Foot Races". The Chicago Daily News Almanac And Yearbook For 1909. The Chicago Daily News Company. pp. 296–297. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
1904 Summer Olympics

The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in St. Louis, Missouri, United States from August 29 until September 3, 1904, as part of an extended sports program lasting from July 1 to November 23, 1904, at what is now known as Francis Field on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. It was the first time that the Olympic Games were held outside Europe.Tensions caused by the Russo–Japanese War and the difficulty of getting to St. Louis in 1904 may have contributed to the fact that very few top ranked athletes from outside the US and Canada took part in these Games. Only 62 of the 651 athletes who competed came from outside North America, and only 12–15 nations were represented in all. Some events combined the U.S. national championship with the Olympic championship.The current three-medal (gold, silver and bronze for first, second and third places) format was introduced at the 1904 Olympics.

Alexander Thibeau

Alexander Thibeau was an American long-distance runner who, along with Albert Corey and Sidney Hatch, was one of Chicago's most prominent marathoners in the early 1900s. Thibeau was one of twelve athletes selected to represent the United States in the marathon at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, but he did not start the race.Thibeau placed in the top three of the Missouri Athletic Club's All-Western Marathon from 1906 through 1909. He finished second to Sidney Hatch in 1906 (2:47:22) and 1907 (2:48:40), third to Hatch and Joseph Forshaw in 1908 (2:37:46), and second to Joseph Erxleben in 1909 (2:55:25).On June 30, 1906, 50,000 spectators saw Thibeau finish three minutes behind Thomas J. Hicks to place second in a marathon at an Amateur Athletic Union meet in Chicago.From 1905 to the early 1920s, the Illinois Athletic Club of Chicago organized what has been recognized as an early precursor to the Chicago Marathon. On October 1, 1906, Thibeau finished fifth after he and Albert Corey were expected to contend for victory in the 25-mile marathon from Ravinia Park in Highland Park to Grant Park, Chicago. In the following year's event, William Lindquist led the field of 37 runners but faltered after "hitting the wall". Thibeau employed a steady pace to overtake Lindquist and claimed victory by finishing six minutes ahead of Corey in a time of 3:00:10.On May 2, 1908 in St. Louis, Missouri, Thibeau placed third behind Hatch and Forshaw with a 2:37:46 performance in a 25-mile marathon to earn a spot on the United States Olympic Team. He finished third in the 15-mile St. Louis Marathon on June 6, 1908. The official report of the 1908 Summer Olympics indicates that Thibeau was one of twelve athletes selected to represent the United States in the marathon held on July 24, 1908, but there is no record that he participated in the event.Thibeau competed in a marathon in Chicago won by Hatch on January 16, 1909, then was reported to have broken Matthew Maloney's amateur indoor marathon record on four weeks later in the same city. His time of 2:52:51 was noted to be two minutes faster than the mark set by Maloney. Thibeau finished second to Hatch at another indoor marathon in March 1909 at Riverview Rink in Chicago.On May 24, 1909, Thibeau turned professional in order to compete for $10,000 in prize money at an "international marathon derby" in Chicago on featuring eight of the "world's best long distance runners".

In addition to Thibeau, the field of eight included Fred Appleby of England; Johnny Hayes and Matt Maloney of the United States; Canadian Indians Tom Longboat and Fred Simpson; Henry St. Yves of France; and John Svanberg of Sweden. On May 29, 1909, the 26 mile 385 yard race was won by Svanberg in a time of 2:48:12, followed by Hayes, Appleby, Maloney, and Simpson. Thibeau finished sixth ahead of St. Yves and Longboat who dropped out of the race. Three days later on June 1, 1909 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Thibeau lost to Hayes in a 10-mile race by three-fourths of a lap.Thibeau competed for a number of different amateur athletic clubs including the First Regiment Athletic Association of Chicago and the Northwest Skating Club. He was reported to have been from Canada and a French-Canadian.

Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, twenty-five athletics events were contested. A total of 74 medals (25 gold, 25 silver, 24 bronze) were awarded.

Multi-event competitions, the all-around and triathlon, were introduced. The short steeplechase was lengthened slightly, from 2500 to 2590 metres, while the long steeplechase was eliminated. The 5000 metre team race was replaced with the 4 mile team race (6,437 m). A 56-pound weight throw was added. In all, the 25 events featured in 1904 were 2 more than were held in 1900.

Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 miles team race

The men's 4 miles team race was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first time the event was held, though the 1900 Summer Olympics had featured a similar event in the 5000 metre team race. Two teams of five athletes each competed. The competition was held on September 3, 1904.

Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's marathon

The men's marathon at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis took place on August 30 of that year, over a distance of 24.85 miles (39.99 km). Thirty-two athletes representing four nations competed, but only 14 managed to finish the race, which proved to be a bizarre affair due to poor organization and officiating.Instead of having the marathon begin early in the morning, St. Louis organizers started it in the afternoon. Temperatures during the marathon reached 33 °C (92 °F) and humidity reached into the 90s, making the heat index during the marathon about 57 °C (135 °F). The race began and ended in the stadium, but the rest of the course was on dusty country roads with race officials riding in vehicles ahead of and behind the runners, creating dust clouds.

Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon is a marathon held every October in Chicago, Illinois. Alongside the Boston, New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo Marathons, it is one of the six World Marathon Majors. Thus, it is also an IAAF Gold Label race. The Chicago Marathon is the fourth-largest race by number of finishers worldwide.The first race was held on September 25, 1977 under the original name the Mayor Daley Marathon, which drew a field of 4,200 runners. The race has been held every year since, except in 1987 when only a half-marathon was run. It is among the fastest growing marathon road races in the world, due in part to its largely fast and flat course which facilitates the pursuit of personal records and world record performances. The race has achieved its elite status among marathons by developing relationships with sponsors who provide prize money to lure elite runners who have produced American and world record performances. Since 2008, the race has been owned and organized by Bank of America, and is officially known as the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

The race is limited to 45,000 runners and only runners who finish within 6½ hours are officially timed. Those wishing to participate can register after either meeting a time qualifying standard or being selected through a general lottery. Although the race has limited registration, exceptions include elite runners, legacy finishers, and charity representatives. Increasingly, local, national and global charities as well as humanitarian organizations encourage sponsored participation in the event as a means of fund raising.

Corey

Corey is a masculine given name and a surname.

Ernest Corey

Ernest Albert Corey, MM & Three Bars (20 December 1891 – 25 August 1972) was a distinguished Australian soldier who served as a stretcher bearer during the First World War. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 13 January 1916, and was allocated to the 55th Battalion, where he was initially posted to a grenade section before volunteering for stretcher bearing duties. In 1917 he was twice awarded the Military Medal for his devotion to duty in aiding wounded soldiers, and twice again in 1918; becoming the only person to be awarded the Military Medal four times.Born in New South Wales, Corey was employed as a blacksmith's striker upon leaving school. In January 1916, he became a member of the "Men from Snowy River" recruiting march, enlisting in Goulburn. Returning to Australia after the Armistice, he was discharged on medical grounds in 1919 and was employed in a number of jobs before re-enlisting in a militia battalion for service in the Second World War. He died in 1972 and was buried with full military honours in the Ex-Servicemen's section of Woden Cemetery, Australian Capital Territory.

France at the 1904 Summer Olympics

France did not send a team to the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, United States. However, Albert Corey, who won two silver medals in athletics, is noted in some sources as being of French nationality. The International Olympic Committee is inconsistent with respect to Corey, attributing his silver medal in the marathon to the United States, but shows him as being part of a mixed team with four American athletes in the 4 mile team race. Corey was a French immigrant to the US, who lived in America.

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Lacey Hearn

Lacey Earnest Hearn (March 23, 1881 – October 19, 1969 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) was an American athlete and middle distance runner who competed in the early twentieth century. Individually he specialized in the 1500 Metres, and he won a bronze medal in Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics. James Lightbody took gold. Hearn was also a member of the American distance team which won the silver medal at the 1904 Olympics, competing in the Chicago American team in the 4 mile team race, consisting of James Lightbody, Frank Verner, Hearn, Albert Corey and Sidney Hatch.

List of 1904 Summer Olympics medal winners

The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the III Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in 1904 in St. Louis, United States.

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Military Medal

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Mixed team at the 1904 Summer Olympics

Early Olympic Games allowed for individuals in a team to be from different nations. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) now groups their results together under the mixed team designation (IOC code ZZX). During the 1904 Summer Olympics two teams comprising international members won medals in different events.

Sidney Hatch

Sidney Hatch (Sidney Herbert Hatch; August 18, 1883 – October 17, 1966) was an American athlete who competed for the United States in the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St. Louis, United States, in the 4 mile team where he won the silver medal with his teammates James Lightbody, Frank Verner, Lacey Hearn and Frenchman Albert Corey.

Team races at the Olympics

Team races at the Summer Olympics were track running competitions contested at the multi-sport event from 1900 to 1924.

The first such event was over 5000 metres at the 1900 Summer Olympics. This became a 4-mile race for the 1904 Summer Olympics, then a 3-mile race for the 1908 Summer Olympics. The most consistent format was over 3000 metres: this distance was contested on three consecutive occasions from 1912 to 1924, at which point track team races were removed from the Olympic athletics programme.

The races typically permitted up to five athletes per nation, with a minimum of three required to form a team. Each team score was the sum of the finishing positions of that nation's top three athletes. For example, first, second and third places would create a team score of six.

For 1900 and 1904 only two teams were entered: the point scoring format incorporated all five of each team's runners. On both occasions these were races between two major athletic clubs. In 1900 Racing Club de France competed against the Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) of Great Britain. In 1904 the New York Athletic Club took on the Chicago Athletic Association. Since the International Olympic Committee recognises only nations for medal table purposes, the AAA and Chicago teams are now designated as Mixed Olympic Teams as the presence of Australian Stan Rowley and Frenchman Albert Corey, respectively, meant that the teams fielded were not entirely British or American.

United States at the 1904 Summer Olympics

The United States hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri.

The United States won 239 medals, setting a record that still stands today. The Soviet Union came closest to beating the record with 195 medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics and currently lies in second place. The Soviets won a then-record 80 gold medals, surpassing the 78 golds won by the Americans in 1904, but were surpassed once again by the United States, who would win 83 gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics, setting another all-time record.

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It closed for burials in 1979, but was re-opened in March 1999. Memorial gardens were opened in 1992, and the Christ the Redeemer Mausoleum, for burial in above-ground vaults, was completed in 2001.

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