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Norman Hallows

Full name: Norman Frederick Hallows
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: December 29, 1886 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Great Britain
Died: October 16, 1968 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Norman Hallows took the bronze medal behind the American Mel Sheppard and Harold Wilson in the 1,500 metres at the 1908 Games and he was also a talented performer over longer distances. Earlier in the year, he had won the 3-mile event for the third successive time in the Oxford vs. Cambridge match and in the 3-mile team event at the Olympics he finished in seventh place and was a non-scoring member of the winning team. In his fourth appearance in the University match, in 1909, Hallows ran in the mile and finished second to [Philip Baker] of Cambridge. After leaving Felsted School, he first attended Keble College, Oxford and then became a science scholar at Leeds University. He completed his education by studying medicine at St Thomas' Hospital. He was with the Red Cross in the Balkan Wars of 1912-13, then served in World War I as a Captain in the RAMC in France. In 1919 he was appointed as the resident Medical Officer to Marlborough College. Under the pseudonym )Duplex) he wrote, together with Ian Bradley, a number of books on light engineering.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 4:03.4 (1908); Mile – 4:30.0e (1909); 3 miles – 14:53.4 (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 3 mile, Team Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Final 3 4:04.0est
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 4:03.4

Men's 3 mile, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 6 points 7
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 1 6 points 7
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU 6 points DNF
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