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James Cormack

Full name: James Noble Cormack
Gender: Male
Born: January 28, 1877 in Ayr, South Ayrshire, Great Britain
Died: January 22, 1965 in Kingswood, Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: Edinburgh Harriers, Edinburgh (GBR) / Transvaal Amateur Athletic Association, Transvaal (RSA)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


An Anglo-Scot, James Cormack was initially a middle distance track runner and, after placing fourth in the Scottish AAA 880y in 1901, he took the title the following year when he also placed third in the 440y. He finished second in the 880y for Scotland in the match against Ireland at Dublin in 1902. By then he was a prominent member of the London Athletic Club, and in 1903 was offered a Government post in the Office of Works in Johannesburg which he accepted. He later moved to Pretoria to work for the Public Works Department and became captain of the Pretoria Harriers and won their cross country championship in 1904. He also won the South African cross-country championship, and ater winning a 25-mile road race in the Transvaal he returned to Europe in 1906 to run in the Olympic marathon. In the entries for the 1906 Olympics, his affiliation was shown as Transvaal AA, London AC, and Edinburgh Harriers.

Personal Bests\: 880y – 2:10.6 (1902); Mile – 4:26.4e (1901).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 29 Athina Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR 14

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 29 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 14 3-35:00.0
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