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Charles Ruffell

Full name: Charles Henry Ruffell
Gender: Male
Born: September 16, 1888 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: November 9, 1923 in Regent's Park, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Highgate Harriers, Highgate (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Charles Ruffell was an athlete of considerable versatility. At the AAA Championships, he was a finalist in the 880y in 1909 and again in 1910 when he also placed fourth in the mile. He placed in the first three in the AAA steeplechase four times (1912-14, 1920) and was the winner in 1913. After the war he won the Kinnaird 3 miles in 1920, and in 1923 he placed fifth in the AAA steeplechase. He died later in the year at only 35-years-old. Ruffell was also a notable cross-country runner, winning the National in 1914 and ran for England three times in the International (1910 – 9th, 1912 – 19th, 1914 – 23rd).

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:28.6 (1911); 3 miles – 14:39.0 (1913).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR AC h5 r1/2
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Great Britain GBR AC h2 r1/2
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Great Britain GBR AC h1 r1/2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Five AC DNF

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two AC DNF

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One AC DNF
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