Name: Alvin Kraenzlein
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): 60-meter, 110 Hurdles, 200 Hurdles, Long Jump
DOB: 12/12/1876
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
High School: East Side High School (Madison, Wis.)
College: University of Wisconsin; University of Pennsylvania
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1900); four-time Olympic medalist (4 golds)
  • Paris 1900, gold (60-meter, 110 hurdles, 200 hurdles, long jump)
Personal: Considered the father of the modern hurdling technique...Was the first athlete to win four individual gold medals at a single Olympic Games...Held world records in four events throughout his competitive career...Earned a dentistry degree from the University of Pennsylvania...Served as head track coach at the University of Michigan from 1910-13...Served as assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania.