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Albert Tebbit

Full name: Albert Edward Tebbit
Gender: Male
Born: December 26, 1871 in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain
Died: March 1938 in Barnardiston, Suffolk, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

The son of a Cambridgeshire farmer, Albert Tebbit also worked on the land after leaving school, before going on to become a top speed skater. He won the British amateur skating title on the four occasions it was held between 1895 and 1905, and took part in his final British Championship in 1928. At the time, had won more amateur races than any other person. In 1895 Tebbit dead-heated a memorable race with H. A. Palmer over 37 miles on the River Cam in a time of 2h 1m 11s. He set a world record for the longest distance skated in one hour, 26.448 km, and he was also the first winner of the King Edward Cup in 1905. The trophy was presented by [King Edward VII] to the amateur speed skating champion of Great Britain and declared that it was always to take place outdoors in the eastern counties. When he competed at the 1924 Winter Olympics, Tebbit was 52-years-of age.

Personal Best: 5000 – 11:01.0 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 52 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Great Britain GBR 20
1924 Winter 52 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's Allround Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 52 Chamonix Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 20 11:01.0

Men's Allround

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 52 Chamonix Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
1924 Winter 52 Chamonix Speed Skating Great Britain 5,000 metres 15 11:01.0
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