Forrest Smithson

1884 - 1962

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Forrest Custer Smithson (September 26, 1884 – November 25, 1962) was an American athlete, winner of 110 m hurdles at the 1908 Summer Olympics.Born in Portland, Oregon, Smithson was a student of theology from Oregon State University and an AAU champion in 1907 and 1909 in the 120 yd (110 m) hurdles. At London, the main favourites were Smithson's teammates John Garrels and Arthur Shaw who had earlier equaled Alvin Kraenzlein's world record of 15.2 seconds. The 110 m hurdles was not contested on a track as usual, but in a special path in the stadium grass. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Forrest Smithson has received more than 18,026 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Forrest Smithson is the 394th most popular athlete (up from 456th in 2019), the 6,094th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,941st in 2019) and the 85th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Forrest Smithson ranks 394 out of 3,055Before him are Colette Besson, Sverre Stenersen, Viktor Kapitonov, Lee Evans, Martin Lundström, and Edward Cook. After him are Lyudmila Shevtsova, Franjo Mihalić, Veniamin Soldatenko, Ioannis Persakis, Duncan McNaughton, and Charles Gmelin.

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Among people born in 1884, Forrest Smithson ranks 144Before him are Jean-Richard Bloch, Bernhard Goetzke, Kostas Varnalis, Lars Christensen, León Felipe, and Claes Johanson. After him are Giannino Castiglioni, Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, Molla Mallory, Otto Froitzheim, Nikolai Klyuev, and Fritz Noether. Among people deceased in 1962, Forrest Smithson ranks 122Before him are Roger Ducret, Manolis Kalomiris, Max Švabinský, Viacheslav Ragozin, Fred Pentland, and Iuliu Baratky. After him are John Ireland, Willis H. O'Brien, Knud Kristensen, Otto Froitzheim, Owen D. Young, and John Rimmer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Forrest Smithson ranks 6,094 out of 15,968Before him are Billy Barty (1924), Wiz Khalifa (1987), Eli Lilly (1838), Edward Cook (1888), Zero Mostel (1915), and Granville Woods (1856). After him are Joe Jonas (1989), Rachel Ticotin (1958), Brian Setzer (1959), Burt Rutan (1943), Shawn Wayans (1971), and Norman Mineta (1931).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Forrest Smithson ranks 85Before him are Ted Meredith (1891), Frank Wykoff (1909), Harry Porter (1882), Charles Reidpath (1889), Lee Evans (1947), and Edward Cook (1888). After him are Ray Barbuti (1905), Lindy Remigino (1931), Lewis Sheldon (1874), Marcus Hurley (1883), Frank Foss (1895), and Wilhelmina von Bremen (1909).