Charles Borah

Charles " Charley " Borah ( born November 11, 1906 in Fairfield, Illinois; † November 4, 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona) was an American track and field athlete and Olympic champion.

Borah won the 1926 AAU championships over 100 yards, 220 yards in 1927 and 1928, over 200 meters. As a student of the University of Southern California in 1927, he won the IC4A Championships in the 100 and 220 yards. As compiled by Charlie Paddock world record for the 100 yards he puts twice, in 1926 and 1927.

In the IX. Summer Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928, he ruled out in the heats of the 100 -meter run in the quarterfinals. In the 4 x 100 - meter relay, he starts as a third leg and won with his team-mates Frank Wykoff, James Quinn and Henry Russell, the team gold medal with a new world record time of 41.0 s, ahead of the teams from Germany (Silver ) and Great Britain (bronze).


  • Charles Borah on Sports (English)

1912: David Jacobs, Henry Macintosh, Victor d' Arcy, Willie Applegarth | 1920: Charles Paddock, Jackson Scholz, Loren Murchison, Morris Kirksey | 1924: Frank Hussey, Louis Clarke, Loren Murchison, Al LeConey | 1928: Frank Wykoff, James Quinn, Charles Borah, Henry Russell | 1932: Bob Kiesel, Emmett Toppino, Hector Dyer, Frank Wykoff | 1936: Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper, Frank Wykoff | 1948: Barney Ewell, Lorenzo Wright, Harrison Dillard, Mel Patton | 1952: Dean Smith, Harrison Dillard, Lindy Remigino, Andy Stanfield | 1956: Thane Baker, Leamon King, Bobby Morrow, Ira Murchison | 1960: Bernd Cullmann, Armin Hary, Walter Mahlendorf, Martin Lauer | 1964: Paul Drayton, Gerry Ashworth, Richard Stebbins, Bob Hayes | 1968: Charles Greene, Mel Pender, Ronnie Ray Smith, Jim Hines | 1972: Larry Black, Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker, Eddie Hart | 1976: Harvey Glance, Johnny Jones, Millard Hampton, Steve Riddick | 1980 Vladimir Murawjow, Nikolai Sidorov, Alexander Aksinin, Andrei Prokofiev | 1984: Sam Graddy, Ron Brown, Calvin Smith, Carl Lewis | 1988: Viktor Bryshin, Vladimir Krylov, Vladimir Murawjow, Vitaly Sawin | 1992: Carl Lewis, Dennis Mitchell, Leroy Burrell, Michael Marsh | 1996: Robert Esmie, Glenroy Gilbert, Bruny Surin, Donovan Bailey | 2000: Jon Drummond, Bernard Williams, Brian Lewis, Maurice Greene | 2004: Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish, Mark Lewis Francis | 2008: Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell | 2012: Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt

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