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George Hazle

Full name: George Graham Hazle
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 3, 1924 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Died: November 2011
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Athletics

Biography

George Hazle started out as a marathon and cross-country runner, but turned to walking after he was 30-years-old and won his first South African title in 1958 in the 3-mile event. In 1959 he won the South African 50 km title by over 25 minutes. He would eventually win 22 South African national championships, as follows: 3 miles – 1958-65, 1967; 5000 metres – 1968; 20 km – 1961, 1963-65, 1967-68; 50 km – 1959-63, 1967. Hazle also won the renowned London-to-Brighton walk in 1964 in 8-25:20 and placed in 1965 behind Olympic champions Abdon Pamich and Don Thompson. Hazle also won the Big Walk between Cape Town and Simon’s Town (80 km) in 1963 and 1965, setting a course record of 7-54:44 in 1965, breaking a record that had stood for 36 years. In 1963 Hazle was awarded the Helms Trophy as best African athlete for the year.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-33:46 (1960); 50kmW – 4-27:55 (1961).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 35 Roma Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk South Africa RSA 13
1960 Summer 35 Roma Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk South Africa RSA 12

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 35 Roma Athletics South Africa Final Standings 13 1-40:16.2

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 35 Roma Athletics South Africa Final Standings 12 4-43:18.8