Full name: Vernon Patrick "Pat" Boot
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
Country: New Zealand
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 â 1:50.5y (1938).
|1936 Summer||21||Berlin||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||New Zealand||NZL||7 h1 r2/3|
|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|