Full name: George Curtis Locke Wallach
Born: March 20, 1883 in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Great Britain
Died: April 2, 1980 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Affiliations: Edinburgh Southern Harriers, Edinburgh (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Although Scottish-born, George Wallach moved to England in 1905 to take a job in Lewes, Sussex where he joined Brighton & County Harriers. The following year he moved to Lancashire to work for the Manchester Evening News and continued his running with Preston Harriers. He returned regularly to Scotland for the Championships, winning the Scottish AAA 4 miles in 1911 and 1913, and the 10 miles in 1913-14, setting a new Scottish record in both years. Wallach won the Scottish cross-country in 1914 and 1922, and between 1920 and 1924 represented Scotland nine times in the International Championship. He was the first Scot home on his last appearance, two days after celebrating his 41st birthday in 1924. Wallach died at the age of 97, one of the oldest living British internationals.
Personal Bests: 5000 – 15:24.0e (1912); 4 miles – 20:27.0 (1911); 10000 – 32:34.8 (1914); 10 miles – 52:48.6 (1914).
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