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Robert Burton

Full name: Robert Burton
Gender: Male
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: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


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 – 1:58.4 (1910).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's 800 metres Great Britain GBR AC h4 r1/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Four AC DNF
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