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Billy Clarke

Full name: William Thomas "Billy" Clarke
Gender: Male
Born: May 3, 1873 in Harmston, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Sefton Harriers, Liverpool (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


Billy Clarke first took up running in 1904, but his career prospered when he went to live in Liverpool two years later. In 1907, he won the Northern cross-country title and placed third in the AAA 10 miles. In 1908 he placed fifth in the International Cross-Country, won the Liverpool Olympic marathon trial, but failed to finish in the Poly race. In the Olympic marathon he was the first Briton to finish. He later had a brief but unsuccessful career as a professional.

Personal Bests: Mar – 3-16:08.6 (1908); Mar (track) – 2-51:50.0 (1910).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 34 London Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR 12

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 34 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 12 3-16:08.6
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