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Alec Burns

Full name: James Alexander "Alec" Burns
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: November 5, 1907 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Great Britain
Died: May 2003
Affiliations: Elswick Harriers, Newcastle upon Tyne (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Alec Burns placed second at the AAA Championships no less than eight times: 3 miles (1932), 6 miles (1935-37), and 10 miles (1932, 1935-37); the only AAA title Burns won was the 4 miles in 1931. He set UK record for both the 6 miles and 10K in 1936. He represented England in the International Cross-Country Championships six times (1932, 1934-38), was runner-up in 1934, fifth in 1936-37, sixth in 1932, and won the English Cross-Country Championship in 1932. He also represented England in the 1934 British Empire Games and took the bronze medal in the 3 miles.

Personal Bests: 3 miles – 14:22.0 (1932); 5000 – 14:56.0 (1931); 4 miles – 19:47.2 (1932); 5 miles – 29:45.0 (1936); 10000 – 30:58.2 (1936); 10 miles – 51:11.8 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Great Britain GBR 7
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Great Britain GBR 5

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Final 7 15:04.4
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 15:25.8 15:25.83

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 5 30:58.2
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