Ernest Barnes was one of only four of the 12 British entrants to complete the 1908 Olympic marathon when he finished 13th, one spot behind the leading Briton, William Clarke. In 1909 Barnes placed 10th in the International Cross-Country Championships.
Personal Best: Mar – 3-17:30.8 (1908).
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Men's Marathon||Great Britain||GBR||13|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Final Standings||13||3-17:30.8|