Full name: George Butterfield
Born: 1879 in Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees, Great Britain
Died: September 24, 1917 in [unknown], Unknown, France
Affiliations: Darlington Harriers, Darlington (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
After running in the International Cross-Country Championship in 1906, George Butterfield won the Northern title at 440 y and 1 mile that summer. He was the winner of the AAA mile title for three successive years (1904-06) with his winning time of 4:18.4 in 1906 topping the World rankings for the year. In the early stages of his career, he excelled as a distance runner, finishing second in the 1904 AAA 10 miles but he later proved to be a talented half-miler. In 1908 could not quite reproduce his form of earlier years at the Olympic Games. He was killed in action while serving as a gunner with the Royal Field Artillery.
Personal Bests: 800 – 1:57.2e (1906); 1500 – 4:11.8 (1908).
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Great Britain||GBR||2 h1 r1/2|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres||Great Britain||GBR||3 h2 r1/2|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat One||2||1:58.9est||at 2 yds|