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Tommy Hammond

Full name: Thomas Edgar "Tommy" Hammond
Gender: Male
Born: June 18, 1878 in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, Great Britain
Died: December 18, 1945 in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Great Britain
Affiliations: Surrey Walking Club, Croydon (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Thomas Hammond was an ultra-long distance specialist who first won the London-to-Brighton walk in 1904. In September 1908 he set a host of British records for time and distance during a successful attempt on the 24-hour record with 131 miles, 580 yards, which still stood at the time of his death 37 years later. His time at 100 miles was 18-04:10.2. Eight weeks earlier he took part in the 10 mile walk at the Olympics, but for Hammond, this was no more than a sprint and he was eliminated in the heats. Among the records he set on the road were London-to-Oxford (1907), London-to-Brighton and back (1907), London-to-Brighton (1908), and Norwich-to-Ipswich (1914). He worked as a stockbroker and took part in the first Stock Exchange London-to-Brighton walk in 1903.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Men's 10 mile Walk Great Britain GBR 6 h1 r1/2

Men's 10 mile Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 6 1-23:44.0
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