Eulace Peacock

Eulace Peacock ( born August 27, 1914 in Dothan, Alabama, † 13 December 1996) was an American athlete who was successful in the years before and during the Second World War as a sprinter, long jumper and pentathlete. On 6 August 1934, he ran in Oslo than 6 runners, the 100 meters in 10.3 seconds and repeated this performance exactly one year later in Basel. This was also the last world record setting before in June 1936 Jesse Owens with 10.2 seconds was the sole world record holder.


Eulace Peacock was the son of James Peacock and Rose Ann Chambers. He had two brothers: James, who was active at Temple University as a sprinter and football player, and Clarence, student of Rutgers University and hurdler. Eulace first operational long jump. As a 11 -year-old he jumped 18 feet excellent and lost at the Union High School - the family had moved in 1923 to Union in New Jersey - not a single long-jump competition. His erected in 1933, pupils record of 24-4.5 had a record of Union High School until 1983 inventory. In the sprint, he has recorded bests of 9.7 sec (100 y) and 21.7 sec (220 y). At Temple University, he rose to 9.5 sec and jumped 26-3 wide - services which remained unbroken until 1989 as a student records. In 1935 he was Jesse Owens in a total of 10 sprint duels 7 times to defeat, and at the AAU championships in Lincoln, Nebraska, he defeated him in both the sprint and long jump. Regarding the expected duel at the X. 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, it did not come, because Peacock had an injury not to take part.

After studying Peacock worked for the New York City Board of Education. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the Coast Guard. Along with Jesse Owens, he founded the active trade in meat Owens and Peacock and Company opened in 1947 in New York own spirits business. In addition, he worked as a dog breeder and as a judge.

Eulace Peacock has been included in several Halls of Fame:

  • Helmet 's Hall of Fame in Los Angeles
  • New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame
  • National Track Hall of Fame in Indianapolis
  • Yonkers Sports Hall of Fame (1971 )
  • Westchester County Sports Hall of Fame (1989 )