Full name: Albert Webster
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: May 25, 1925
Died: June 20, 2010 in Leiston, Suffolk, Great Britain
Affiliations: Sutton-in-Ashfield Harriers, Sutton-in-Ashfield (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Albert Webster competed in the 1952 Olympics for Britain, placing fifth in the 800 at Helsinki, after setting what would be his career best of 1:50.1 (1:50.26) in the semi-final. In 1951 he had run in three internationals for Britain, leading to his selection for the team. Late in 1951 he ran the second leg on a British 4Ã880 y relay team (with [Bill Nankeville], [Frank Evans], and [John Parlett]) that set a world record of 7:30.6, with Webster running 1:52.9 for his leg. Webster was English Midlands AAA 880 yard champion in 1952, and defeated [Roger Bannister], shortly after Bannister won the 1952 AAA 880, which sealed Webster's place on the British Olympic team. After his competitive career ended, he coached athletics.
Personal Best: 800 â 1:50.1 (1:50.26) (1952).
|1952 Summer||27||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Great Britain||GBR||5|
|1952 Summer||27||Helsinki||Athletics||Great Britain||Final||5||1:50.2||1:50.47|
|1952 Summer||27||Helsinki||Athletics||Great Britain||Semi-Finals||Heat One||3||QU||1:50.1||1:50.26|
|1952 Summer||27||Helsinki||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat One||2||QU||1:55.5|