Archibald “Archie” Hahn

Inducted: 2004
Born: 1880
Died: 1955

Archibald (“Archie “) Hahn won gold medals in the 60-meter, 100-meter, and 200-meter dashes in the 1904 St. Louis Games and gold in the 100-meter dash in the 1906 interim Olympics at Athens. Hahn tied the world record of 9.8 in the 100-yard dash (1901) and set a world record of 21.8 seconds in the 200-meter straightaway.

Hahn starred for the University of Michigan (1901-04) where the also eared a law degree, but never practiced. Instead, he pursued a career as a coach at various colleges. From 1916-1920, Hahn coached both boxing and track at Brown University. His book How to Sprint is considered a classic.

Archie Hahn Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-002410. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society. Taken in 1904 (

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