Full name: John Phelps "Jack" George
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: Great Britain
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 â 11.6 (1908); 200 â 22.5 (1907); 440y â 50.4e (1906); 880y â 1:57.8 (1906).
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