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Ray Ewry

1873 - 1937

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Raymond "Ray" Clarence Ewry (October 14, 1873 – September 29, 1937) was an American track and field athlete who won eight gold medals at the Olympic Games and two gold medals at the Intercalated Games (1906 in Athens). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Ewry has received more than 148,109 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Ray Ewry is the 23rd most popular athlete (down from 14th in 2019), the 1,644th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,150th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Athlete.

Ray Ewry was most famous for being the first person to break the one minute mile.

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Among athletes, Ray Ewry ranks 23 out of 3,059Before him are Yuriy Sedykh, Iolanda Balaș, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Javier Sotomayor, Mike Powell, and Tamara Press. After him are Thomas Burke, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Lasse Virén, Aladár Gerevich, Marita Koch, and Larry Scott.

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Among people born in 1873, Ray Ewry ranks 38Before him are Alexander Bogdanov, Ma Barker, Constantin Carathéodory, Lee de Forest, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, and Charles Péguy. After him are Tullio Levi-Civita, Melitta Bentz, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Liang Qichao, Otto Wels, and Jakob Wassermann. Among people deceased in 1937, Ray Ewry ranks 42Before him are Edith Wharton, Pavel Florensky, Louis Vierne, Georgy Pyatakov, Keke Geladze, and Bessie Smith. After him are Chūya Nakahara, Vincenzo Lancia, Andrés Nin Pérez, Abd al-Hafid of Morocco, Max Adler, and Akhmet Baitursynov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Ewry ranks 1,644 out of 18,182Before him are Kelly Lynch (1959), Sidney Bechet (1897), Billy Crystal (1948), Agnes Moorehead (1900), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), and Robert Fogel (1926). After him are Elmer Bernstein (1922), Thomas Burke (1875), Emma Stone (1988), Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), Beck (1970), and Stanley Donen (1924).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Ray Ewry ranks 9Before him are Bob Beamon (1946), Carl Lewis (1961), Ronnie Coleman (1964), Dick Fosbury (1947), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), and Mike Powell (1963). After him are Thomas Burke (1875), Larry Scott (1938), Al Oerter (1936), Frank Zane (1942), Tommie Smith (1944), and Ellery Harding Clark (1874).