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William Yates

Full name: William George Yates
Gender: Male
Born: August 5, 1880 in Congleton, Cheshire East, Great Britain
Died: December 27, 1967 in Macclesfield, Cheshire East, Great Britain
Affiliations: Salford Harriers, Salford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


William Yates was Northern champion in the 2-mile walk four times (1908, 1910-11, 1920) and the 7-mile walk once (1911). His best finishes at the AAA Championships were second in the 7-mile (1911-12) and third in the 2-mile (1907, 1911 – when he was promoted from fourth place after race winner [Thomas Dumbill] was disqualified for running in the last lap). After World War I Yates joined the Lancashire Walking Club and was still competing in 1927 beyond his 47th birthday.

Personal Bests: 2 miles Walk – 13:38.4 (1911); 10kmW – 49:42.6 (1912); 7 miles Walk – 52:02.8 (1911).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Men's 10 kilometres Walk Great Britain GBR AC

Men's 10 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final AC DQ
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 49:43.6
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