Full name: Septimus James Francom
Born: September 14, 1882 in Thingwall, Merseyside, Great Britain
Died: March 15, 1965 in Barnston, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: Wirrall Athletic Club
Country: Great Britain
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).
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