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Carr, William Arthur

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1966 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Track and Field Athlete

1909 – He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on the 24th of October.

1929 – Carr attended Mercersburg Academy before enrolling in the University of Pennsylvania.

1932 – Billy Carr had never run a major individual race before the Intercollegiate Championships and Olympic trials.

1932 – Carr went on to beat Eastman two more times in the individual 400 meter event; Carr’s third victory over Eastman in this race came at the Los Angeles Olympics when Carr set another world record of 46.2 seconds, winning a gold medal in the 400 meter event.

         – Carr also anchored the American 1600 meter relay team, winning his second gold medal and setting his second world record of the Olympic Games.

         – He retired from track having never lost an intercollegiate race, and his world record in the 400 meters would stand for another twenty years.

1962 – He was inducted into the Arkansas Athletic Hall of Fame in Little Rock.

1966 – He died in Tokyo, Japan, on the 14th of January at the age of 56, leaving behind his wife, Rachael, and son, Allin.