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James Beale

Full name: James George Beale
Gender: Male
Born: February 7, 1881 in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Hampton Harriers/Polytechnic Harriers
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

James Beale won the 1906 North of the Thames Association’s cross-country championship at Wembley Park and was third in the Southern Counties Championship at Thames Ditton. He took part in that years International Cross-Country Championship in Wales but did not finish. He was also runner-up to Albert Aldridge in that year's AAA 10 miles at Stamford Bridge. In March 1908 Beale finished well down the field in the International Cross-Country, but the following month was the runner-up to [Alex Duncan] in the AAA 10 miles. He placed second to Duncan in the Polytechnic Olympic marathon trial from Windsor Park to Wembley Park (22.5 miles) in 1908. Despite not winning or faring well in any major road races or cross-country events after 1908, Beale was selected for his second Olympic Marathon in 1912.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-45:35.0 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR 17
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 17 3-20:14.0
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
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