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Stan Ashby

Full name: Stanley "Stan" Ashby
Gender: Male
Born: July 31, 1907 in Coventry, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: August 27, 1988 in Coventry, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Godiva Harriers
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


Winner of the Midland 4-mile title as a 19-year-old in 1927 and the mile in 1928, Stan Ashby achieved his best placing at the AAA Championship in 1919 when he finished second in the mile. He made his international début on the eve of his 20th birthday and was, at the time, the youngest-ever athlete to represent Great Britain in the 1500m/mile. His personal best for 2,000 metres was within one second of Alfred Shrubb's UK best for the distance.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:59.3 (1927); Mile – 4:20.0 (1928); 2000 – 5:37.8 (1927); 4 miles – 20:18.4 (1927).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h3 r1/2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three 3
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