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Septimus Francom

Full name: Septimus James Francom
Gender: Male
Born: September 14, 1882 in Thingwall, Merseyside, Great Britain
Died: March 15, 1965 in Barnston, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: Wirrall Athletic Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Cousin of Herbert Drury.


Septimus Francom finished in fourth place in the 1912 Poly race, which resulted in his selection for the Olympic team but, after being up with the leaders in the early stages of the race, he failed to finish in Stockholm. He was employed as a greenskeeper and trained along railway tracks where the distance between the sleepers exactly matched his stride length.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-42:05.4 (1912).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
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