Earl Eby

Earl William Eby (November 18, 1894 – December 14, 1970) was an American sprinter who won a silver medal in the 800 m at the 1920 Summer Olympics. Earlier at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games he won the 400 m event and placed second in the 800 m to New Zealand's Daniel Mason.[3] He won the 800 m event at the 1920 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Earl Eby
Earl Eby at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games
Personal information
BornNovember 18, 1894
Aurora, Illinois, United States
DiedDecember 14, 1970 (aged 76)
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Event(s)400 m, 800 m
ClubChicago AA
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m – 48.7 (1920)
800 m – 1:53.5y (1920)[1][2]

He was born in Aurora, Illinois, but attended high school in Chicago, first Calumet High and then Loyola Academy. He died in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.[1]


  1. Earl Eby. sports-reference.com
  2. Earl Eby. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. Inter-Allied Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-01-30.

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