George Piper first entered the national rankings with fourth place in the 1911 Poly marathon. After placing third in the 1920 Poly race he was selected for the Olympic team. He originally ran for Belgrave Harriers at the shorter half-mile and mile distances, winning both open handicap events at the 1905 London Highland Meeting at Stamford Bridge. The following year he stepped up to three miles, and by 1908 was competing in cross-country races and finished sixth in the South of the Thames Championship at Bromley in Kent. He also competed in the AAA 10 mile championship in 1908 and the following season joined the Ashcombe Club. After a career of nearly 20 years, George Piper was still winning, and was the 1923 Ashcombe AC eight miles champion.
Personal Best: Mar â 2-53:09 (1920).