Full name: William George Yates
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: Great Britain
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 â 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 â 13:38.4 (1911); 10kmW â 49:42.6 (1912); 7 miles Walk â 52:02.8 (1911).
|1912 Summer||31||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 10 kilometres Walk||Great Britain||GBR||AC|
|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|