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Joseph Cormack

Full name: Joseph Nicol Cormack
Gender: Male [unknown], Orkney Islands, Great Britain
Died: August 12, 1938 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Edinburgh Harriers / Transvaal Amateur Athletic Association, RSA
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


An Anglo-Scot, Joseph 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. In 1903 he emigrated to South Africa and after 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 Athina Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR 14

Men's Marathon

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