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This is Kansan Glenn Cunningham's Olympic passport for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. On the boat traveling to Germany, the U.S. Olympic Team voted him "Most Popular Athlete." The passport displays stamps from the American Olympic Committee; the German Consulate in New York; the British Passport Control in Berlin; Le Havre, Netherlands; Malmo, Sweden and others. Cunningham is listed as an "aktiver teilechmer" or active participant. At the Olympics, Cunningham competed in the 1500-meter track and field event. The legendary race was so competitive that the first five runners to cross the finish line shattered the world record. Cunningham's time, 3.48.4 minutes, was just sixth-tenths of a second slower than the winning time run by Jack Lovelock of New Zealand. Cunningham set three world records over the course of his career and retired from running in 1940 at the age of 31.

Date: 1936

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Item Number: 312449
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 312449

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