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Maxwell Warburn "Maxey" Long

American athlete Maxwell Warburn "Maxey" Long was born on October 16, 1878. At the 1900 Olympics in Paris, he won a gold medal in the 400-meter dash.

Having won three AAU titles from 1898 to 1900 and IC4A title in 1899 in 440 yd (402 m), 1899 an AAU title in 220 yd (201 m) and 1900 an AAU title in 100 yd (91 m), Maxey Long from Columbia University, was one of the top favourites of olympic champion title in Paris.

In Paris, Long led the race from start to finish, beating his team-mate William Holland at 3 yards (2.7 m).

Later in this year, Long ran some brilliant records. On September 29 he ran 47.8 for 440 yd (402 m) and some days later even 47.0, but the latter was on straight track.



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