Full name: Arthur Astley
Born: March 27, 1881 in Salford, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: September 1915 in Southport, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: Salford Harriers, Salford (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Art Astley was a three-time winner of the Northern 440y (1909-10, 12) and 880y (1906-07, 10) titles. He was a finalist in the AAA 880y six times (1906-10, 13) and on his first appearance in an AAA final in 1906, he own the title for the only time. At the 1908 Olympics he finished second in his heats of both the 400m and 800m, and failed to advance. It was previously believed that he had been killed in action but research has revealed that he died of cancer in an English hospital.
Personal Bests: 400 – 51.4e (1908); 880y – 1:57.8 (1906).
|1908 Summer||27||London||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||Great Britain||GBR||2 h9 r1/3|
|1908 Summer||27||London||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Great Britain||GBR||2 h5 r1/2|
|1908 Summer||27||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Nine||2||51.4est||at 1½ yds|