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Edwin Montague

Full name: Edwin Herbert Montague
Gender: Male
Born: April 13, 1885 in Lambeth, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: December 28, 1937 in Fulham, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: South London Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Between 1903 and 1909, Edwin Montague was a finalist at the AAA Championships on six occasions. As an 18-year-old he was third in 1903 and the following year, while still a junior, he improved to take second place; he won at his fourth attempt in 1907. In 1908 he equaled the world record for 600y (1:11.0) and his 1905 mark for 1,000m (2:46.2) is recognized as the inaugural UK best over the distance. He represented Surrey at football (soccer) and worked initially as a Civil Servant before entering the wine trade.

Personal Bests: 220y – 22.6 (1908); 400 – 49.6e (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR 2 h2 r2/3
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay Great Britain GBR 2 h3 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 49.8est at 12 yds
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 QU 50.2

Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 2 3:32.0 at 25 yds
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