David Abbott
Personal information
Full nameDavid Abbott
Born(1902-03-08)March 8, 1902
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
DiedMay 19, 1987(1987-05-19) (aged 85)
Brooksville, Maine, United States
SportLong-distance running
Event5000 metres

David Abbott (March 8, 1902 – May 19, 1987) was an American long-distance runner.


Abbott started his career while studying at University of Illinois, where he won an NCAA national championship in the two-mile race. He competed in the men's 5000 metres at the 1928 Summer Olympics, where he was eliminated in the preliminary heats.[1]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "David Abbott Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved November 5, 2017.