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George Butterfield

Full name: George Butterfield
Nickname(s): Butt
Gender: Male
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: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 2 1:58.9est at 2 yds

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 3 4:11.8
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