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William Hehir

Full name: William Hehir
Gender: Male
Born: January 18, 1887 in Ardeamush, Clare, Ireland
Died: 1972 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Surrey Walking Club, Croydon (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

An Irish carpenter and joiner who settled in Dulwich, William Hehir was originally a member of Herne Hill Harriers and finished third in the 1910 Surrey Walking Club’s race over 18m 1320y for the Edward C Webb Cup, He would later win it three years in succession, 1918-20. The following year he finished third in the Surrey WC 25m race, and in 1913 finished second in the Polytechnic London-to-Brighton walk, a distance of over 51 miles. In 1914 he joined the Surrey club and was placed third in both the AAA 2 miles and 7 miles walk that year. After the war he won the 7 miles in 1919, placed second in both the AAA walking events in 1920 and was again second in the 7 miles in 1921. On the road, he won the RWA 20 miles title in 1921 and 1922. Hehir served with the Royal Navy between 1916-18 before switching to the RAF

Personal Bests: 3kmW – 13:29.8e (1920); 2 mile Walk – 14:43.0 (1920); 10kmW – 50:11.8 (1920); 7 mile Walk – 53:23.6 (1919).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Walk Great Britain GBR 7
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 10 kilometres Walk Great Britain GBR 5

Men's 3,000 metres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Final 7 13:29.8est 5 m. bh6
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 5T QU

Men's 10 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Final 5 50:11.8est 25 m. bh4
1920 Summer 33 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 51:33.8
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