Full name: Thomas Jack
Born: February 5, 1881 in Bellsquarry, West Lothian, Great Britain
Died: October 9, 1961 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Affiliations: Edinburgh Southern Harriers, Edinburgh (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Thomas Jack's introduction to athletics came through racing his brothers on the family farm near the small village of Bellsquarry, to the west of Edinburgh. On the track, he won the Scottish 4 miles title twice (1908, 1912), the 10 miles seven times (1904, 1906-10, 1912), and in 1908 he finished third in the AAA 10 miles. He was twice Scottish cross-country champion (1907, 1912) and ran in the International Championship five times (1907-10, 1912). In the 1908 Olympic marathon his early pace was faster than his winning time in the Scottish AAA 4 miles and he dropped out after 5 miles. A graduate of Edinburgh University, he was later Headmaster of Castle Hill School and served as President of the Scottish AAA in 1912.
Personal Bests: 4 miles – 20:45.0 (1912); 6 miles – 31:18.8 (1907); 10 miles – 53:04.0 (1907); Mar – unknown.
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