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Stan Cox

Full name: Stanley Ernest Walter "Stan" Cox
Gender: Male
Born: July 15, 1918 in Wood Green, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: June 27, 2012 in Felixstowe, Suffolk, Great Britain
Affiliations: Haringey AC, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Stan Cox placed fourth in the AAA 3 miles in 1939 and, after the war, won the AAA 6 miles in 1948 and placed second in 1949. He then turned to the marathon and, although overshadowed by Jim Peters, he was ranked among the world's best. Cox placed second at the AAA marathon three times (1952, 1954, 1956) and he also finished second in the Poly race five times (1951-54, 1956). He dropped out of the 1952 Olympic marathon and, like Jim Peters, he suffered from severe sunstroke in the notorious race at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and retired with two miles to go after running into a post. In the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 6 miles he finished fifth. In the British Empire and Commonwealth Games he competed for England.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:22.4 (1939); 2 miles – 9:08.0 (1939); 3 mile – 14:13.6 (1939); 5000 – 15:02.2 (1946); 6 miles – 29:53.2 (1953); 10000 – 31:08.4 (1948); Mar – 2-21:42.0 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Great Britain GBR 7
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 7 31:08.0

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
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