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Tom Evenson

Full name: Thomas "Tom" Evenson
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: January 9, 1910 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: November 28, 1997
Affiliations: Salford Harriers, Salford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Initially an outstanding cross-country runner, Tom Evenson won the 1930 International Championship only two months after his 20th birthday. He ran in the International race six more times (1931-36) and won the title for a second time in 1932. He was also the English champion in 1933. On the track he won the AAA steeplechase in 1931, 1932, and 1936, won a bronze medal in the 6 miles and finished fifth in the 3 miles at the 1930 British Empire Games, and won a silver medal in the 2 miles steeplechase at the 1934 British Empire Games. In the British Empire Games he represented England. He competed twice in the Olympic steeplechase, finishing second in 1932 after some confusion with the lap count.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:22.2e (1932); 3000 – 8:46.3 (1933); 2 miles – 9:21.6 (1930); 3 miles – 14:26.4 (1932); 5000 – 14:54.8 (1931); 3000S – 9:18.8 (1932); 2 mile steeplechase – 10:13.8 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Great Britain GBR 5 h1 r1/2

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Final 2 10:46.0
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 9:18.8
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 5 9:41.2