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Jack Butler

Full name: John "Jack" Butler
Gender: Male
Born: 1871
Died: October 3, 1959
Affiliations: Herne Hill Harriers, Mitcham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After placing second in the AAA 4 mile walk for three successive years (1898-1900) Jack Butler was the winner of the 7-mile walk in 1901 and 1903. He was at his best over longer distances than those in the Olympic Program, and was the winner the London-Brighton-London walk in 1902 and the London-Brighton walk in 1903 and 1906. In one race in October 1897, he broke the British record for every distance from 14 to 21 miles (20 miles in 2-49:26) and in June 1905, again in one race, he added the records up to 50 miles (7-52:27) also set records for all the hour intervals from four to eight hours.

Personal Bests: 7 mile walk – 52:58.0 (1902); 10 mile walk – 1-17:30.0 (1905).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer London Athletics Men's 3,500 metres Walk Great Britain GBR 5 h3 r1/2
1908 Summer London Athletics Men's 10 mile Walk Great Britain GBR AC h2 r1/2

Men's 3,500 metres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three 5 16:17.0

Men's 10 mile Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two AC DNF
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