Ed Red
Personal information
Born (1942-03-06) March 6, 1942 (age 81)
Kilgore, Texas, United States
EventJavelin throw

Walter Edward "Ed" Red (born March 6, 1942) is an American athlete. He competed in the men's javelin throw at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[1] Known as Ed Red, he had one of the shortest names of any Olympian.

Personal life

Red is the brother-in-law of fellow Olympic javelin thrower, Richard George,[2] and he is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ed Red Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Benson, Lee (October 21, 2012). "About Utah: Former BYU javelin thrower Richard George will be honored, no regrets for this Utah sports star". www.deseret.com. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  3. ^ Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News. 1998. p. 555. ISBN 1573454915.