Full name: Harold "Harry" Houghton
Born: January 9, 1901 in Preston, Lancashire, Great Britain
Died: June 12, 1986 in Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Birchfield Harriers, Birmingham (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Related Olympians: Cousin of Alec Burns.
The son of a Preston travelling salesman, Harry Houghton was the winner of six successive Midland 440y titles (1922-27) and a was a three-time winner of the 880y (1923-24, 1926). His best placing at the AAA Championships came in 1926 when he finished fourth behind Otto Peltzerâs world record 1:51.6. Houghton Represented England in the annual match against France in Paris in 1926, finishing second in the 800 metres to fellow Englishman and reigning Olympic champion [Douglas Lowe]. The distance and cross country runner, and 1932 and 1936 Olympian, [Alec Burns], was a cousin of Houghtonâs.
Personal Bests: 440y â 50.8e (1928); 800 â 1:54.2 (1926).
|1924 Summer||23||Paris||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Great Britain||GBR||9|
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Great Britain||GBR||6 h4 r1/3|
|1924 Summer||23||Paris||Athletics||Great Britain||Final||9||1:58.0|
|1924 Summer||23||Paris||Athletics||Great Britain||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||2||QU||1:57.3|
|1924 Summer||23||Paris||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU||1:58.4|
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Four||6|