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Fred Norris

Full name: Frederick "Fred" Norris
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: September 4, 1921 in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: December 13, 2006 in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Affiliations: Bolton Harriers, Bolton (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Fred Norris was born in Tyldesley and left school at 14 to work as a machinist. He played football, though, for Sale Lane United and Winton United. After watching newsreels of the 1948 Olympics, he took up running and joined Leigh Harriers when he was 26. He later switched to the Bolton United Harriers, for whom he was competing in 1952 when he ran in the Olympics. A long-distance runner, he set over 50 British and English records over various distances at upwards of 20 miles. At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he representing England and finished fifth in the 6 miles. In 1959 he won the International Cross-Country Championships, and then emigrated to the United States. He returned to live in England in 1986.

Personal Bests: 10000 – 30:09.8 (1952); Mar – 2-19:08 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Great Britain GBR 8
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 8 30:09.8

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
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