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Billy Clarke

Full name: William Thomas "Billy" Clarke
Gender: Male
Born: May 3, 1873 in Harmston, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Sefton Harriers, Liverpool (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Billy Clarke first took up running in 1904, but his career prospered when he went to live in Liverpool two years later. In 1907, he won the Northern cross-country title and placed third in the AAA 10 miles. In 1908 he placed fifth in the International Cross-Country, won the Liverpool Olympic marathon trial, but failed to finish in the Poly race. In the Olympic marathon he was the first Briton to finish. He later had a brief but unsuccessful career as a professional.

Personal Bests: Mar – 3-16:08.6 (1908); Mar (track) – 2-51:50.0 (1910).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 34 London Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR 12

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 34 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 12 3-16:08.6
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