Full name: Harold Allan Wilson
Height: 5'4" (162 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: January 22, 1885 in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Died: 1916 in [unknown], Unknown, France
Affiliations: Hallamshire Harriers, Sheffield (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)
After setting a "world record" of 3:59.8 at 1,500 metres in the 1908 British Olympic trials, Harold Wilson won the AAA mile title in 4:20.2, which topped the world rankings for the year. He could not quite repeat his earlier form in the Olympic 1500 metres final and took the silver medal two metres behind the American Mel Sheppard.
In the 3-miles team event he finished fifth individually and for a man who was running well beyond his usual distance it was an excellent performance to beat all but John Eisele (USA) of the foreign entrants. In 1909 Wilson turned professional and met with a certain amount of success in Canada and South Africa.
Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:59.8 (1908); Mile – 4:20.2 (1908); 2 miles – 9:40.8 (1910); 3 miles – 14:57.0 (1908).
|1908 Summer||23||London||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres||Great Britain||GBR||2||Silver|
|1908 Summer||23||London||Athletics||Men's 3 mile, Team||Great Britain||GBR||1||Gold|
|1908 Summer||23||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Final||2||4:03.6est|
|1908 Summer||23||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Seven||1||QU||4:11.4|