Christian Gitsham

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Christian Gitsham
1912 Athletics men's marathon - Christian Gitsham.JPG
Christian Gitsham at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born15 October 1888
Pietermaritzburg, Colony of Natal
Died16 June 1956 (aged 67)
SportLong-distance running

Christopher William "Chris" Gitsham (15 October 1888 – 16 June 1956) was a South African athlete, who mainly competed in the men's marathon.

Gitsham competed for South Africa at the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden where he won the silver medal in the men's marathon event.[1] He also competed in the marathon at the 1920 Summer Olympics, but did not finish.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Christian Gitsham Olympic Results". Retrieved 5 October 2012.