Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > Denis Murray

Denis Murray

Full name: Denis Murray
Gender: Male
Born: 1881 in Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland
Affiliations: County Dublin Harriers, IRL
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Jack Murray; Brother of William Murray.

Biography

By taking the 100 y-220 y double at the Irish AAAs for six successive years (1901-06) Denis Murray completely dominated Irish sprinting in the early years of the 20th century. In the Ireland vs. Scotland match, he had four successive victories in the 100 y (1901-04) and three in the 220 y (1902-04). In 1907 he won the long jump at the Irish and the AAA Championships and in 1908 he was runner-up at the AAAs. After he gave up active sport he settled in County Kildare as a farmer and owner of a racing stable. His brothers, Jack and William, also competed in the 1908 Olympics, the first time that three brothers had represented Britain at the Olympic Games in any sport.

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.0 (1901); 220y – 23.2 (1901); LJ – 7.08 (23-3) (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer London Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h4 r1/3
1908 Summer London Athletics Men's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 9

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Four 3

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 9 6.71 22-0¼
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 9 6.71 22-0¼
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group D 1 6.71 22-0¼
id: 69,333