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Duncan McPhee

Full name: Duncan McPhee
Gender: Male
Born: October 17, 1892 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Great Britain
Died: September 22, 1950 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: West of Scotland Harriers
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The outstanding Scottish middle distance runner of the early 1920s, Duncan McPhee won the Scottish mile title in 1913 and then took the 880y/Mile double at the his next five Championships (1914, 1920-23). He did not compete in the 1919 Championships. McPhee’s career at the AAAs also spanned World War I and in the mile he placed third in 1914, second in 1920, and was the winner in 1922, when he also placed fourth in the 880y. He won the mile in the Triangular International in 1914 and 1920-21 and was a finalist in the 1500 at the 1920 Olympics. His Scottish 1000y record, set in 1920, was not beaten for 14 years.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:58.0 (1922); 1000y – 2:16.0 (1920); 1500 - 4.07.2 (1920); Mile – 4:23.8 (1922).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR AC
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Final AC DNF
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 QU 4:07.2est 1 m. bh1

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST MB
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 2 20 AC
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 2 20 AC
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 11 2 8:59.1est 7 m. bh1