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Harry Martin

Full name: Harry Percy Martin
Nickname(s): Dutchy
Gender: Male
Born: 1889 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: July 22, 1922 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Broadway CC, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Austrian-born Harry Martin was a member of Toronto’s Broadway Cycling Club and was an endurance specialist, who at one time held the Canadian distance record for 24 hours of continuous cycling. In 1912 he won the Dunlop Trophy race and in 1920 was selected to represent Canada at the 1920 Summer Olympics, coming in 38th among 42 finishers in the road race. As two of his teammates, [Norman Webster] and [Harold Bounsall], failed to finish the race, with [Herb McDonald] coming in 31st, the Canadians did not place in the team rankings. Martin remained active in cycling after the Games and even proposed a 30-day, 3,000 mile bicycle tour from Toronto to Los Angeles as late as May 1922, but less than three months later he died in a Weston, Ontario sanitarium of an acute illness.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer Antwerpen Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Canada CAN 38
1920 Summer Antwerpen Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Canada CAN AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT
1920 Summer Antwerpen Cycling Canada Final Standings 38 5-30:16.2

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1920 Summer Antwerpen Cycling Canada CAN Final Standings AC DNF 5-30:16.2
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