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Chris McCarthy
Personal information
Full nameChristopher McCarthy
BornJune 21, 1931 (1931-06-21)
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedApril 22, 2009(2009-04-22) (aged 77)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Country United States
SportMen's athletics

Christopher McCarthy (June 21, 1931 – April 22, 2009) was an American race walker. He competed for Team USA at the 1964 Summer Olympics in the Men's 50 kilometres walk, finishing 21st with a personal best time 4-35:42.


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 21st 50 km


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He was the longest sequentially enrolled graduate student at the University of Chicago, and studied under Leo Strauss (political science).[citation needed]