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Frank Close

Full name: Frank Close
Gender: Male
Born: April 23, 1913 in York, York, Great Britain
Died: February 12, 1970 in Banstead, Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: Surrey AC, Kingston-upon-Thames (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Frank Close won the National cross-country title and placed fourth in the International in 1935 and on the track, placed second in the 1936 AAA 3 miles, which earned him a place on the Olympic team. He was also a useful miler and finished sixth at the 1938 AAA Championships.

Personal Best: Mile – 4:17.6 (1940); 2000 – 5:32.0e (1937); 2 miles – 9:29.4 (1935); 3 miles – 14:20.2 (1936); 5000 – 15:10.6 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Great Britain GBR 12

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final 12
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 QU 15:10.6
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