You Are Here > SR/Olympics > Athletes > Henry Murray

Henry Murray

Full name: Henry St. Aubyn Murray
Gender: Male
Born: January 14, 1886 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Died: April 12, 1943 in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Country: ANZ Australasia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Henry Murray, a New Zealand national, was one of the first three New Zealand Olympians when he competed in the 110 and 400 metres hurdles at the Olympic Games in 1908 on an Australasian team. Murray won the New Zealand 440 yards hurdles title from 1905 until 1910 and the Australasian title in Hobart in 1908. An architect, he served in World War I as an engineer with the Australian Imperial Force and won the Military Cross for gallantry in France. He was commissioned in the Royal New Zealand Air Force in World War II and died as the result of a motor vehicle accident while training in New Zealand.

Personal Bests: 110H – 16.3 (1908); 400H – 58.1y (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Australasia ANZ 2 h1 r1/3
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Australasia ANZ 2 h3 r1/3

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Australasia Round One Heat One 2 16.3est at 4 yds

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Australasia Round One Heat Three 2 59.8est at 20 yds