Full name: George Henry Goulding
Born: November 17, 1885 in Kingston upon Hull, Kingston upon Hull, Great Britain
Died: February 3, 1966 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Central YMCA, Toronto (CAN)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
George Goulding started as a distance runner, but was never very successful at that discipline. He was persuaded to try walking when he paced a friend in a local race. He entered several races in the spring of 1908 and won the Canadian Championships that year over 3 miles. In the Canadian winter he trained indoors and by snowshoeing. By 1912 he had set world records over every distance from 2-10 miles, and defeated the British champion Ernest Webb in a match race. After Goulding won his Olympic gold medal in the 10 km., he sent a telegram home to his wife which read only, "Won – George".
Personal Bests: 10kmW – 44:57.4 (1915); Mar – unknown.
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Men's Marathon||Canada||CAN||22|
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Men's 3,500 metres Walk||Canada||CAN||4|
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Men's 10 mile Walk||Canada||CAN||AC h2 r1/2|
|1912 Summer||26||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 10 kilometres Walk||Canada||CAN||1||Gold||OR|
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Canada||Final Standings||22||3-33:26.4|
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Canada||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||15:54.0|
|1912 Summer||26||Stockholm||Athletics||Canada||Round One||Heat One||1||QU/OR||47:14.5|
|1908 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Canada||Round One||Heat Two||AC||DNF|