George Baird (athlete)
|Born||March 5, 1907|
Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
|Died||September 4, 2004 (aged 97)|
Rhinebeck, New York, United States
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||66 kg (146 lb)|
George Hetzel Baird (March 5, 1907 – September 4, 2004) was an American sprint runner who won a gold medal in 4 × 400 m relay at the 1928 Summer Olympics, breaking the world record in the process. A week later he helped to set another world record, at 3:13.4 in the 4×440 yard relay in London. Baird graduated from the University of Iowa and later took various jobs during the Great Depression. He assisted his brother Bill as a puppeteer, and later became an assistant professor of education at the New York University.