Eddie Tolan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Eddie Tolan

athletics competitor

Date of Birth: 29-Sep-1908

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, United States

Date of Death: 30-Jan-1967

Profession: sprinter, athletics competitor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Eddie Tolan

  • Thomas Edward "Eddie" Tolan (September 29, 1908 – January 30/31, 1967), nicknamed the "Midnight Express", was an American track and field athlete who competed in sprints.
  • He set world records in the 100-yard dash and 100 meters event and Olympic records in the 100 meters and 200 meters events.
  • He was the first non-Euro-American to receive the title of the "world's fastest human" after winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters events at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • In March 1935, Tolan won the 75, 100 and 220-yard events at the World Professional Sprint Championships in Melbourne to become the first man to win both the amateur and professional world sprint championships.
  • In his full career as a sprinter, Tolan won 300 races and lost only 7.

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