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Bert Norris

Full name: Albert James "Bert" Norris
Gender: Male
Born: November 5, 1898 in Hanover Square, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: June 11, 1990 in Wincanton, Somerset, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


After finishing second in the Polytechnic marathon in 1931 and 1933 and the AAA race in 1933-34, Bert Norris won both British classics in 1935, when he was the first man to win both races in the same year since they had become separate events in 1928. He won the Poly again in 1936-37 but had mixed fortunes in his international championships: he failed to finish the 1934 British Empire Games and the 1936 Olympic races, but he won a silver medal at the 1938 British Empire Games. He also finished third in the AAA race in 1937 and was second in the 1939 Poly.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-35:20 (1936).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 37 Berlin Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 37 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
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