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Harold Wilson

Full name: Harold Allan Wilson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-3.5 (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: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
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

Men's 3 mile, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 6 points 5
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 1 6 points 5
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU 6 points =1
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