Full name: Donald Cecil "Don" McFarlane
Born: May 18, 1926 in London, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 5, 2008 in London, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Western Ontario Mustangs, London (CAN)
Related Olympians: Brother of Bob McFarlane.
Don McFarlane starred for the [University of Western Ontario] in both football and track, winning nine varsity letters while at Western. He was an all-star fullback who played on four winning Yates Cup Championship teams â 1946-47, and 1949-50. In track he was a long sprinter, with range up to 800 metres. After college he attended medical school at Western and became a highly respected ophthalmologist. His brother, [Bob], was also a top track athlete and football player, also competed at the 1948 Olympic Games, and also became a surgeon.
Personal Bests: 220y â 21.9 (1949); 400 â 47.9 (1948); 800 â 1:56.0 (1948).
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||Canada||CAN||3 h8 r1/4|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 100 metres Relay||Canada||CAN||5|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 400 metres Relay||Canada||CAN||3 h2 r1/2|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Canada||Round One||Heat Eight||3||49.5|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Canada||CAN||Final||5||41.9||at 1.22||6|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Canada||CAN||Round One||Heat Three||2||QU||42.3|
|1948 Summer||22||London||Athletics||Canada||CAN||Round One||Heat Two||3||3:19.0|