Full name: Robert Burton
Born: April 11, 1885 in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Great Britain
Died: June 14, 1950 in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, Great Britain
Affiliations: Berwick & Teviotdale Harriers
Country: Great Britain
A three-time Scottish 880y champion (1908-10), Robert Burton equaled the Scottish record of 1:58.8 in winning the event at the 1910 Scotland vs. Ireland match. The following month he became the sole holder of the record when he improved to 1:58.4. Burton never competed at the AAAs but gained Olympic selection by winning the Scottish Trials in 1912 (1:59.4), but he finished last in his heat at Stockholm. He was one of the first British athletes to experiment using oxygen while training.
Personal Best: 880y â 1:58.4 (1910).
|1912 Summer||27||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Great Britain||GBR||AC h4 r1/3|
|1912 Summer||27||Stockholm||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Four||AC||DNF|