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Denis Murray

Full name: Denis Murray
Gender: Male
Born: 1881 in Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland
Died: September 19, 1944 in Newcastle, Dublin, Ireland
Affiliations: County Dublin Harriers, IRL
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Jack Murray; Brother of William Murray.

Biography

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 – 10.0 (1901); 220y – 23.2 (1901); LJ – 7.08 (23-3) (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Four 3

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 9 6.71 22-0¼
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 9 6.71 22-0¼
1908 Summer London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group D 1 6.71 22-0¼
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