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Bert Johnston

Full name: Herbert Arthur "Bert" Johnston
Other name(s): Harry Johnston
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: April 16, 1902 in Dulwich, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: April 5, 1967 in Harold Wood, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Herne Hill Harriers, Mitcham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Starting as a miler, Bert Johnston finished third at the AAA Championships in 1923 and improved tyo take second place in 1924 before winning the English AAA title. On moving up to longer distances, he placed second in the AAA 4 miles in 1926. In winning the 5K against France in 1926 he set a new UK record. Johnston had an exceptional record at the Kinnaird Trophy meeting where he was a winner for six successive years: mile (1923-24) and 3 miles (1925-28). He later became one of the world's leading marathon coaches and was a major influence in the success of Jim Peters, Stan Cox, and Fred Norris. He was a founder member of Hornchurch Harriers and spent his working life in the insurance business.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:21.8 (1926); 3000 – 8:45.2 (1924); 2 miles – 9:36.4 (1924) ; 5000 – 15:00.4 (1926); 4 miles – 20:49.4 (1926).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Great Britain GBR 8

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Final 8
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three 3 QU 15:06.3

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 2 14 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 2 14 4 at 20 metres to third
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 2 QU 15 5