Full name: Joseph George J. "Joe" Hopkins
Born: February 19, 1902 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Great Britain
Died: 1974 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Affiliations: Lancashire Walking Club
Country: Great Britain
In the 1936 RWA 50 km. championship, Joseph Hopkins finished only 23 seconds behind Harold Whitlock, but unlike Whitlock, who later became the Olympic champion, Hopkins failed to reproduce this form in Berlin and did not finish the Olympic race. There were no AAA Championships for long-distance walkers until after the war, but in 1938 Hopkins won the RWA 20 miles, which was effectively the British Championship.
Personal Bests: 20 mile Walk – 2-49:10.0 (1938); 50kmW – 4-31:01.0 (1936).
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