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Billy Saward

Full name: William George "Billy" Saward
Nickname(s): Jumbo
Gender: Male
Born: September 15, 1868 in Thurrock, Thurrock, Great Britain
Died: 1944 in Thurrock, Thurrock, Great Britain
Affiliations: Essex Beagles, Barking (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


William Saward qualified for the 1900 Olympic marathon by finishing second to [Frederick Randall] in the inaugural 1899 London-Brighton amateur race, although it was twice the Olympic distance. Saward dropped out of the Olympic marathon before the 4-mile mark. Saward was a member of the Essex Beagles and along with fellow ‘Beagle’ Thomas Bartlett, the two men were known as “The Twins” and were both members of the Essex club when they won the Southern Counties Cross Country title at Wembley Park in 1894. Shortly after his Olympic appearance, Saward turned professional.

Personal Best: Mar – unknown.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Men's Marathon Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1900 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
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