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Bill Carr

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Inducted: 2008, athlete

Born: October 24, 1909
Deceased: January 14, 1966

Events
400 m - 46.28


The 1932 Olympic 400m gold medalist, Bill Carr also captured gold at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as anchor of the 4x400m realy USA team that finished in the world record time of 3:08.2. Also in 1932, Carr set the 400m world record of 46.28, along with winning the Olympic Trials and AAU Outdoor 400m titles. The 1931 AAU Indoor national 300-yards champion, Carr won the IC4A 440y title in 1932. He ended the 1932 season ranked #1 in the world at 400 meters, and was named the men's #1 400m runner for 1925-49 by Track & Field News World Athletes of the Century. Shortly after the 1932 Olympic Games, Carr was injured in an automobile accident that ended his competitive career.

Records Held
World Record: 400 m - 46.20 (August 5, 1932 - )
World Record: 1,600 m - 3:11.80 (August 6, 1932 - )
World Record: 1,600 m relay - 3:08.20 (August 7, 1932 - )

Championships
1932 Olympic Games: 400 m - 46.28 (1st)
1932 Olympic Games: 1,600 m relay - 3:08.20 (1st)
1932 Olympic Trials: 400 m - 46.90 (1st)
1932 USA Outdoor Championships: 400 m - 46.90 (1st)

Education
undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Occupations
Insurance Executive

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