Full name: Walter Alexander Fedorick (Fedorek-)
Born: January 30, 1918 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 18, 1979 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: HOC, Hamilton (CAN)
Canadaâs Walter Fedorick was at his prime on the marathon scene from the mid-1940s and early 1950s, but he was overshadowed by his compatriot, four-time Boston Marathon winner [GÃ©rard CÃ´tÃ©], and also competed against the talented [Lloyd Evans]. Fedorickâs first major victories came in 1946, when he became the Canadian national 10,000 m champion and won Hamiltonâs Around the Bay Road Race. In 1948 he finished seventh in the Boston Marathon (CÃ´tÃ© won and Evans placed sixth) and second at the Olympic trials held in his home town of Hamilton, behind CÃ´tÃ© but ahead of Evans. This qualified him to represent his country at that yearâs Summer Olympics, where he finished 23rd in a field of 41 entrants.
After reclaiming the Canadian 10,000 m title in 1949, Fedorickâs next major stop was the 1950 British Empire Games, where he was 10th in the marathon and 12th in the 6 mile. He also won that yearâs Around the Bay Road Race. In 1951 he finally became the Canadian national marathon champion and also placed third â and as the highest-ranked Canadian â at the American nationals, but then drifted away from competitive racing. By career, he worked for Proctor and Gamble.
Personal Best: Mar â 2-28:04 (1951).
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