Full name: Ralph Harrison
Born: 1885 in Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear, Great Britain
Died: December 1966 in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, Great Britain
Affiliations: North Shields Walking Club, North Shields (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
The son of a self-employed Northumberland fisherman, Ralph Harrison won the 2 miles walk at the AAA Championships in 1907 and finished third in 1906 and 1908. He was a finalist in both walks at the 1908 Olympic Games. In the 3,500 m he was disqualified on the second lap. He could not get a day off from the grocery business where he worked to compete in the final of the 10 mile walk.
Personal Bests\: 2 miles Walk â 14:01.8 (1907); 3500W â 16:04.4 (1908); 10 miles Walk â 1-18:21.2 (1908).
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Men's 3,500 metres Walk||Great Britain||GBR||AC|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Men's 10 mile Walk||Great Britain||GBR||DNS r2/2|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Final||AC||DQ|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Three||2||QU||16:04.4|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU||1-18:21.2|