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Harry Barrett

Full name: Henry Frederick "Harry" Barrett
Gender: Male
Born: December 30, 1879 in Hounslow, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: December 18, 1927 in Wandsworth, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In only his second race over the full marathon distance, Harry Barrett set a world record (2-42:31) in winning the inaugural Poly Marathon in 1909. His time remained a European best for a further four years during a period of rapid development of the event. This was the only significant performance of his career as he failed to finish the 1908 and 1912 Olympic races and the 1911 Poly.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-42:31.0 (1909).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR AC DNF [12 miles]
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF [12 miles]
1912 Summer 32 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
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