Don Pettie

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Don Pettie
Don Pettie 1950.jpg
Pettie at the 1950 British Empire Games
Personal information
Born28 March 1927
Calgary, Canada
Died12 August 2017(2017-08-12) (aged 90)[1]
Calgary, Canada
Alma materDrake University
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m – 10.9 (1948)
200 m – 21.4 (1950)[2]

Donald Alan "Don" Pettie (28 March 1927 – 12 August 2017) was a Canadian sprinter. He competed in the 4 ×100 metres relay and in the 200 metres at the 1948 Summer Olympics and placed fifth in the relay. In 1949 he won the national title over 100 and 200 metres. At the 1950 British Empire Games he won a bronze medal in the 100 yards and placed fifth in the 220 yards and the 4×400 yards relay. He retired from competitions in 1950 and until 1992 worked in the oil industry. In 2009 he was named a Drake Relay Athlete of the Century.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
1948 Olympics London, England 3rd, Heat 12 200 m 22.0


  1. ^ "Donald Alan PETTIE". Calgary Herald. Postmedia Network. 17 August 2017. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Don Pettie Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 July 2017.