- Robert Tait McKenzie (American (born Canada), Almonte 1867–1938 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- 1906, cast ca. 1907–8
- 21 x 9 x 16 in. (53.3 x 22.9 x 40.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1909
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In his sculptures, the Canadian-born McKenzie, a practicing physician and the director of the Department of Physical Education at Philadelphia’s University of Pennsylvania, portrayed athletes in varying states of motion and rest. A sense of impending action is present in "The Competitor," in which a lithe runner kneels to lace his shoe in a solitary moment before a race.