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Jack Morton

Full name: John William "Jack" Morton
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: February 13, 1879 in Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: September 5, 1950 in Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Great Britain
Affiliations: South London Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jack Morton was a notable schoolboy sprinter whose entry into the senior ranks was delayed by injury for most of the 1898-99 seasons and by service in the Boer War with the Worcestershire Yeomanry. He won the AAA 100y for four successive years (1904-07) and placed second in the 220y (1907), before placing third at 100 y in 1908. He won the Midland 100 y (1906) and 220 y (1904, 1907). He was rather past his peak at the 1908 Olympics and was eliminated in the second round of the 100 and the first round of the 200. Morton showed his best form in 1904 when he equaled the world 120 y record beating 100 y world record holder and 9.6 man, Arthur Duffey (USA), at least 12 times, including a victory at the AAA Championships. Morton would undoubtedly have contended for the 1904 Olympic 100 title had he been in St. Louis. In 1905 he toured North America after the close of the English season and beat future Olympic 200 champion, Bobby Kerr, to set a Canadian All-Comers 100 y record of 9.8. Two weeks later Morton won the 100 y and 120 y hurdles at the Canadian Championships before crossing the border for his first experience of indoor competition at Madison Square Garden. After losing over 50 y to the world record holder, William Eaton, Morton won a 60-yard race in 6.6. He spent his last years as the landlord of the King's Head Hotel in Cuckfield, Sussex.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.5 (1905); 100 – 10.9e (1904); 220y – 22.2 (1905).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h2 r2/3
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Men's 200 metres Great Britain GBR 2 h12r1/3
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay Great Britain GBR 2 h3 r1/2

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 3
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Nine 1 QU 11.2

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Twelve 2 23.1est at 2 yds

Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 2 3:32.0 at 25 yds
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