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Fred Simpson

Full name: Frederick "Fred" Simpson
Gender: Male
Born: March 1878 in Alderville Indian Reserve, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 19, 1945 in Alderville Indian Reserve, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Peterborough YMCA, Peterborough (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics


Fred Simpson was a member of the Ojibwa tribe born on the Alderville Indian reservation in Ontario. He lost his parents at an early age and was raised by his grandmother. He qualified for the Olympic team via his performance at the Canadian marathon trials and was to finish sixth, and second Canadian, at the London Games. He became a professional athlete in 1909 and competed until 1912 when he returned to Canada and settled at the Hiawatha Indian Reserve on the banks of Rice Lake, Ontario.

Personal Best: Mar – unknown.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer London Athletics Men's Marathon Canada CAN 6

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer London Athletics Canada Final Standings 6 3-04:28.2
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