1908 London Games, 1912 Stockholm Games
Track and field
Medal count: Four golds, one silver
After winning the 800- and 1500-meter individual races, Sheppard earned his third gold of the 1908 games as the final runner on the men's medley relay squad. That year, the format of the race involved the first two teammates going for 200 meters, the next going 400, and the final athlete running the last half of the race. In 1912, Sheppard won another gold as part of the now-standard 4x400-meter relay team.