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Jack McKenna

Full name: John "Jack" McKenna
Gender: Male
Born: April 14, 1889 in Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: December 4, 1973 in Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Small Heath Harriers, Birmingham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

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Although he collapsed when in third place in the 1924 Poly marathon, which served as the Olympic Trial, Jack McKenna was still chosen for the Paris Olympics. He never placed in the first six in the AAA or the Poly marathon. He was the Midland Champion at 10 miles in 1914 and in the steeplechase in 1919 and 1920, setting a new UK record on the latter occasion.

Personal Bests: 2 mile Steeplechase – 10:56.0 (1920); 10 miles – 54:33.4 (1913); Mar – unknown.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 35 Paris Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR 27

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 35 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 27 3-30:40.0
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