Paul Drayton

1939 - 2010

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Otis Paul Drayton (May 8, 1939 – March 2, 2010) was an American sprint runner. He was an AAU champion in the 220 yd (200 m) sprint from 1961 to 1963. In 1961, he was a member of the world record of 39.1 seconds setting American 4 × 100 m relay team, and equaled the 200 m world record of 20.5 s in 1962. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Drayton has received more than 6,881 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Paul Drayton is the 701st most popular athlete (down from 455th in 2019), the 7,990th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,933rd in 2019) and the 147th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Paul Drayton ranks 701 out of 3,055Before him are Nadezhda Olizarenko, Louis Clarke, Jüri Tamm, Dainis Kūla, Hjalmar Johansson, and Edward Lindberg. After him are Bronisław Malinowski, Bengt Nilsson, Frederick Schule, Olha Bryzhina, Enriqueta Basilio, and Klaus Wolfermann.

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Among people born in 1939, Paul Drayton ranks 400Before him are Elizabeth Ashley, Carl Yastrzemski, Yoshinobu Miyake, Don Williams, George Cohen, and Gérard Hausser. After him are Murray Rose, Karel Schoeman, Telesphore Toppo, Erwin Teufel, Wilhelm Bungert, and Margaret Drabble. Among people deceased in 2010, Paul Drayton ranks 303Before him are Jacques Swaters, Janusz Zakrzeński, Antonio Ozores, Michael Foot, Jean Boiteux, and Park Yong-ha. After him are Joaquín Capilla, Ilene Woods, Walter Frederick Morrison, Clive Donner, Franco Ballerini, and Lisa Blount.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Drayton ranks 7,990 out of 15,968Before him are Edward Lindberg (1886), Robert Berdella (1949), Tim Hardaway (1966), Michael Chapman (1935), Jack White (1975), and Ralph Ince (1887). After him are Jon Seda (1970), Bernie Leadon (1947), Mariette Hartley (1940), Alan King (1927), Dan Hartman (1950), and Elaine Stritch (1925).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Paul Drayton ranks 147Before him are Jack Shea (1910), Jackson Scholz (1897), Arthur Barnard (1929), Tyson Gay (1982), Louis Clarke (1901), and Edward Lindberg (1886). After him are Frederick Schule (1879), Louis Abell (1884), George Finnegan (1881), Fred Alderman (1905), Ed Hamm (1906), and Billy Mills (1938).