Historic Overview Burton Cecil Downing


NameBurton Cecil DOWNING
  United States
Date of birth05-Feb-1885 - San José (California)
Date of death01-Jan-1929 - Red Bank (New Jersey)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking


Burton Cecil Downing (February 5, 1885 – January 1, 1929) was an American racing cyclist who competed in the early twentieth century. An all round cycling talent, he competed in Cycling at the 1904 Summer Olympics and won two gold medals in the 25 mile and the 2 mile, three silver medals in the ¼ mile, ⅓ mile and mile and a bronze medal in the ½ mile race.

In later years Downing served as president of the George B. Spearin, Inc. construction company. It was whilst he was serving in this role that he contracted pneumonia which developed into meningitis. He died in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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Major Victories

Olympic paced event 1904
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Burton Cecil Downing - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1904 Individual 0 421
2. 1905 Individual 0 532
3. 1906 Individual 0 655
4. 1907 Individual 0 728
Overall: 0 61946