Arthur Astley

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Arthur Astley (1881–1915) was a British track and field athlete from Lancashire. He was a member of the Salford Harriers.

Astley competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London where he ran the 800 metres, finishing second in his semi-final (first round) heat with a time of 1:59.9. He did not advance to the final.

The next day, Astley also took second place in his preliminary heat of the 400 metres, not advancing to the semifinals.

He was killed in action during the First World War.


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