Full name: Frank Close
Born: April 23, 1913 in York, York, Great Britain
Died: February 12, 1970 in Banstead, Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: Surrey AC, Kingston-upon-Thames (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Frank Close won the National cross-country title and placed fourth in the International in 1935 and on the track, placed second in the 1936 AAA 3 miles, which earned him a place on the Olympic team. He was also a useful miler and finished sixth at the 1938 AAA Championships.
Personal Best: Mile â 4:17.6 (1940); 2000 â 5:32.0e (1937); 2 miles â 9:29.4 (1935); 3 miles â 14:20.2 (1936); 5000 â 15:10.6 (1936).
|1936 Summer||23||Berlin||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres||Great Britain||GBR||12|
|1936 Summer||23||Berlin||Athletics||Great Britain||Final||12|
|1936 Summer||23||Berlin||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU||15:10.6|