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Athletics at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's 10 mile Walk

Athletics at the 1908 Summer Games:


Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): White City Stadium, London
Date Started: July 16, 1908
Date Finished: July 17, 1908

Gold: GBR George Larner
Silver: GBR Ernie Webb
Bronze: GBR Edward Spencer


Five of the finalists from the 3,500 metre walk (held two days earlier) also qualified for the final of the 10 mile walk. Over the longer distance, the British walkers, [George Larner] and [Ernie Webb], repeated their first and second places from the shorter event, with Larner setting a new world record of 1-15:57.4. En route to his victory, Larner also broke the 9-mile world record. Webb (1-17:31.0) was also inside the old world record of 1-17:38.8, which had been set by W. J. Sturgess at Stamford Bridge and had stood since 3 October 1896.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 George Larner 33 Great Britain GBR Gold WR
2 Ernie Webb 34 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Edward Spencer 26 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Frank Carter Great Britain GBR
5 Ernest Larner 27 Great Britain GBR
AC Bill Palmer 26 Great Britain GBR
DNS r2/2 Ralph Harrison Great Britain GBR
DNS r2/2 Harry Kerr 29 Australasia ANZ
5 h1 r1/2 Albert Rowland 22 Australasia ANZ
5 h2 r1/2 Godwin Withers 23 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r1/2 Tommy Hammond 29 Great Britain GBR
6 h2 r1/2 Sydney Schofield Great Britain GBR
7 h1 r1/2 Paul Gunia 23 Germany GER
7 h2 r1/2 Piet Ruimers 23 Netherlands NED
8 h2 r1/2 Emmerich Rath 24 Austria AUT
AC h1 r1/2 Arne Højme 23 Denmark DEN
AC h1 r1/2 Alfred Yeoumans 31 Great Britain GBR
AC h1 r1/2 Jo Goetzee 24 Netherlands NED
AC h1 r1/2 Willem Winkelman 20 Netherlands NED
AC h1 r1/2 Piet Soudyn 28 Netherlands NED
AC h2 r1/2 George Goulding 22 Canada CAN
AC h2 r1/2 Charles Vestergaard 24 Denmark DEN
AC h2 r1/2 Jack Butler Great Britain GBR
AC h2 r1/2 Jan Huijgen 19 Netherlands NED
AC h2 r1/2 Einar Rothman 20 Sweden SWE