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Michael Walker

Full name: Michael Andrew Walker
Gender: Male
Born: August 13, 1885 in Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 17, 1971 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Affiliations: Irish Road Club, Dublin
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Biography

A native of Dublin, Michael Walker was twenty-five and a full-back with the successful Old Saint Mary’s amateur football team before he took up competitive cycling. When his football club folded he turned his attention to two wheel competition and two years later won the Irish Olympic trial race to qualify for the Stockholm Olympics.The 1912 Games were unique in that the United Kingdom entered three teams; one each for Ireland, England and Scotland, for the road race and Walker was the best of the Irish contingent in 67th place individually. In 1913 he was Irish champion at 50 miles and set national records at both 12 and 24 hours.

Walker also used his cycling skills for another purpose, he became a courier for the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the struggles that led to the formation of the Irish Free State.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Ireland GBR 67
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Ireland-3 GBR 11

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 67 12-27:49.9

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Cycling Ireland-3 GBR Final Standings 11 12-27:49.9
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