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Pat Boot

Full name: Vernon Patrick "Pat" Boot
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 22, 1914 in Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand
Died: January 5, 1947 in Gisborne, Gisborne, New Zealand
Affiliations: Canterbury
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Athletics


Pat Boot won a gold medal in the 880 yds at the 1938 British Empire Games and added a bronze medal in the 1 mile that year. In 1938 he ran a half-mile in 1:51.2 in Sydney, Australia, which was a new British Empire record. He was New Zealand Champion in the 880 yards in 1936 and 1938-40, and in the mile in 1936, placing second in 1939. Boot died while under anesthesia for a dental operation.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:50.5y (1938).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics Men's 800 metres New Zealand NZL 7 h1 r2/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics New Zealand Semi-Finals Heat One 7
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Athletics New Zealand Round One Heat Two 3 QU 1:56.6
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