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Eddie Owen

Full name: Edward "Eddie" Owen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: November 6, 1886 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: September 24, 1949 in Woolwich, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Salford Harriers/Manchester Athletic Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

The winner of four Northern Counties miles titles (1909-12), Eddie Owen was also the winner at the AAA Championships in 1909 and 1912. A versatile athlete, he placed fourth in the AAA 4 miles (1907) and second in the 880y (1910). Owen set British records for 1,000 m (1914), ¾-mile (1910), and 3K (1912), although there is some doubt over the authenticity of the latter record. During the war he served in the Irish Guards when his Commanding Office was Captain Alexander (later Field-Marshal Lord Alexander), who had beaten Owen in the mile in the 1914 Triangular International. In 1926 Eddie Owen gave up his work as a Manchester warehouseman and took a job at Belle Vue greyhound track. After a spell at the White City, he became manager of Crayford Stadium in Kent and held that position at the time of his death.

Personal Bests: 1000 – 2:35.2 (1914); Mile – 4:20.2 (1909); 3000 – 8:52.6 (1912); 2 miles – 9:40.8 (1910); 5000 – 15:16.4 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 5 mile Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR AC h3 r1/2
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three AC DNF

Men's 5 mile

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Final 2 25:24.0
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Six 1 QU 26:12.0

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 23 12
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 3 23 12
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU/walkover 10:21.6
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