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Norman Hallows

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Sport  Athletics
Height  1.75 m
Event(s)  1500-5,000 m
Weight  60 kg

Name  Norman Hallows
Alma mater  University of Oxford
Role  Olympic athlete
Club  University of Oxford
Norman Hallows
Born  29 December 1886Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Personal best(s)  1500 m – 4:03.4 (1908) 5000 m – 15:32.0 (1908)
Died  October 16, 1968, Marlborough, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Olympic medals  Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

Norman Frederic Hallows (29 December 1886 – 16 October 1968) was an English middle-distance runner. Educated at Felsted School, he won the bronze medal and set an Olympic record in the 1500 metres race at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. His time in the first round was 4:03.4, beating the Olympic record set by American Mel Sheppard only minutes earlier by 1.6 seconds. In the final, Sheppard matched Hallows' first round time while Hallows finished in third place at 4:04.0.

Hallows studied at Felsted School, Keble College in Oxford, Leeds University, and St Thomas' Hospital in London. He took part in the Balkan Wars of 1912–13 as a Red Cross staff and later in World War I, as a Captain of the Royal Army Medical Corps in France. In 1919 he was appointed as the resident Medical Officer at Marlborough College. Using the pen name "Duplex" he co-wrote several books on engineering.

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Norman Hallows Wikipedia


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