George Bailey (athlete)

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George Bailey
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  England
British Empire Games
Gold medal – first place 1930 Hamilton 2 mi steeplechase
Bronze medal – third place 1934 London 2 mi steeplechase

George William Bailey (29 April 1906 – August 2000) was an English athlete who competed for Great Britain in the 1932 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Buxton.

In 1932 he finished fifth in the 3000 metre steeplechase event. In the 5000 metres competition he was eliminated in the first round.

At the 1930 Empire Games he won the gold medal in the 2 miles steeplechase competition and in the 1934 Empire Games he won the bronze medal in the 2 miles steeplechase contest.

In the 1950s he was an early mentor to John Tarrant, the Ghost Runner.[1]


  1. ^ Bill Jones, The Ghost Runner: The Tragedy of the Man They Couldn't Stop, Mainstream, 2011

External links[edit]

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "George Bailey". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012.