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Don McFarlane

Full name: Donald Cecil "Don" McFarlane
Gender: Male
Born: May 18, 1926 in London, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 5, 2008 in London, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Western Ontario Mustangs, London (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Bob McFarlane.

Biography

Don McFarlane starred for the [University of Western Ontario] in both football and track, winning nine varsity letters while at Western. He was an all-star fullback who played on four winning Yates Cup Championship teams – 1946-47, and 1949-50. In track he was a long sprinter, with range up to 800 metres. After college he attended medical school at Western and became a highly respected ophthalmologist. His brother, Bob, was also a top track athlete and football player, also competed at the 1948 Olympic Games, and also became a surgeon.

Personal Bests: 220y – 21.9 (1949); 400 – 47.9 (1948); 800 – 1:56.0 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Canada CAN 3 h8 r1/4
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Canada CAN 5
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Canada CAN 3 h2 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Eight 3 49.5

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada CAN Final 5 41.9 at 1.22 6
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat Three 2 QU 42.3

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 3 3:19.0
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