Inductee

Burton Downing

Inducted in 1998 for Veteran Road & Track Competitor (Pre-1945)

Honors

  • 1904 - St Louis Olympic Games; 25 mile - Gold Medal
  • 1904 - St Louis Olympic Games; 2 mile - Gold Medal
  • 1904 - St Louis Olympic Games; 1/4 mile - Silver Medal
  • 1904 - St Louis Olympic Games; 1/3 mile - Silver Medal
  • 1904 - St Louis Olympic Games; 1 mile - Silver Medal
  • 1904 - St Louis Olympic Games; 1/2 mile - Bronze Medal

Biography

February 5, 1885 – January 1, 1929

A native of San Jose, California, Burton Downing was one of three brothers who competed in cycling.  Downing is America's most prolific Olympic cyclist, winning six medals at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics: 2 gold medals, 3 silvers and 1 bronze. His medals tie him for sixth on the list of U.S. Olympic medalists. Soon after, he moved to New York City and became a successful construction engineer. His company built the Molly Pitcher Inn, a historical landmark in Red Bank, NJ.

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