Full name: Denis Murray
Born: 1881 in Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland
Died: September 19, 1944 in Newcastle, Dublin, Ireland
Affiliations: County Dublin Harriers, IRL
Country: Great Britain
By taking the 100 y-220 y double at the Irish AAAs for six successive years (1901-06) Denis Murray completely dominated Irish sprinting in the early years of the 20th century. In the Ireland vs. Scotland match, he had four successive victories in the 100 y (1901-04) and three in the 220 y (1902-04). In 1907 he won the long jump at the Irish and the AAA Championships and in 1908 he was runner-up at the AAAs. After he gave up active sport he settled in County Kildare as a farmer and owner of a racing stable. His brothers, [Jack] and [William], also competed in the 1908 Olympics, the first time that three brothers had represented Britain at the Olympic Games in any sport.
Personal Bests: 100y â 10.0 (1901); 220y â 23.2 (1901); LJ â 7.08 (23-3) (1908).
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Great Britain||GBR||3 h4 r1/3|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Men's Long Jump||Great Britain||GBR||9|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Four||3|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Final Standings||9||6.71||22-0Â¼|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Qualifying Round||9||6.71||22-0Â¼|
|1908 Summer||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Qualifying Round||Group D||1||6.71||22-0Â¼|