Full name: William Bertrand "Bert" Goldsbro
Born: August 30, 1884 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 1, 1937 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Central YMCA, Toronto (CAN)
The high point of Bert Goldsbroâs brief distance running career came in 1908, when he travelled to that yearâs 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 â 2-52:54 (1908).
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