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Jack George

Full name: John Phelps "Jack" George
Gender: Male
Born: April 26, 1882 in Croydon, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: November 26, 1962 in Purley, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: South London Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After reaching the final of the AAA 440 y in 1905, when he finished fourth behind winner [Wyndham Halswelle], and the 220 y in 1906, Jack George won the 220 y title in 1907 and some authorities ranked him the top furlong runner in the world that year. He ran in the 400 metres for South London Harriers in the 1907 Anglo-French meeting against Racing Club de France at Paris Unfortunately, he failed to retain his AAA title in 1908, when placed third in the 220 y in a race won by [Bobby Kerr] of Canada who just two weeks later would go on and win the Olympic 200 metres title.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.6 (1908); 200 – 22.5 (1907); 440y – 50.4e (1906); 880y – 1:57.8 (1906).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 4 h4 r2/3
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Men's 200 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h3 r2/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Four 4
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 11.6

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Three 3
1908 Summer 26 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 QU 23.4
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