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Bert Macdonald

Full name: Bertram Hector "Bert" Macdonald
Gender: Male
Born: May 25, 1902 in Kings Norton, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: December 28, 1965 in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Birchfield Harriers, Birmingham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Bernard MacDonald first attracted attention in 1923 when he set a French All-Comers record of 4:01.2 for 1500 m and was the leading Briton over 1500/Mile that year. Although he won the AAA mile in 1925, he never placed better than sixth in other years (1924, 1926, 1928). He also won the Midland Counties mile in 1926. In the 3K team race at the 1924 Olympics he placed third indivudally with a new UK record and led the British team to the silver medals. He closed the season by representing the British Empire vs. USA in the 4×Mile relay. Bert MacDonald spent most of his working life with the Cadbury Chocolate Firm.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:56.3e (1928); 1500 – 4:01.2 (1923); Mile – 4:18.0 (1925); 3000 – 8:44.0 (1924); 2 miles – 9:26.6 (1925).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST
1924 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 2 14 3
1924 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 2 14 3 at 20 metres to second
1924 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 2 QU 15 6
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