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Norman Hallows

Full name: Norman Frederick Hallows
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (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