Full name: Godwin Robert James Withers
Born: September 28, 1884 in South Holborn (Soho), Greater London, Great Britain
Died: February 5, 1976 in Dover, Kent, Great Britain
Affiliations: Railway Clearing House Athletic Club, (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Between 1908 and 1913 Godwin Withers, performed consistently well in the AAA Championships without ever quite managing to finish in the first three. He did, however, place fourth in both the 2 mile and 7 mile walk in 1909, and in 1910, he again finished fourth in the 7 mile walk. A railways clerk, Withers was also fourth in the 2 mile event in 1913 and his final AAA appearance was in 1921 when, at the age of 36 he finished eighth in the 7 mile walk, a mere three minutes behind the winner.
Personal Bests: 7 mile Walk â 54:38.0 (1910).
|1908 Summer||23||London||Athletics||Men's 10 mile Walk||Great Britain||GBR||5 h2 r1/2|
|1908 Summer||23||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Two||5||1-19:22.4|