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Bert Goldsbro

Full name: William Bertrand "Bert" Goldsbro
Gender: Male
Born: August 30, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 1, 1937 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Central YMCA, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics


The high point of Bert Goldsbro’s brief distance running career came in 1908, when he travelled to that year’s Olympic Games to represent Canada in the marathon. There he finished 16th out of 55 entrants. At the time he was working as a correspondence clerk and director for Gowans Kent Western, a manufacturing concern involved with kitchen wares. Goldsbro did not continue competing for long after the Games, but stayed in the business world for the remainder of his life. He eventually got into the newspaper industry and had been the advertising manager for the Toronto Telegram for three years when he died of a brief illness in May 1937.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-52:54 (1908).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Marathon Canada CAN 16

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Canada Final Standings 16 3-20:07.0
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