Ivo Fairbairn-Crawford

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Ivo Frank Fairbairn-Crawford (born Ivo Frank Fairbairn Crawford; 20 December 1884 – 24 August 1959) was a British middle-distance runner. He competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, and was educated at Felsted.

In the 800 metres, Crawford won his heat in the first round easily, with a time of 1:57.8. He was disqualified in the final, however. Crawford also won his first round heat in the 1500 metres event. He placed fifth in the final with a time of 4:07.6.

Crawford's sister was Loris Callingham, who was killed in the torpedoing of RMS Leinster in 1918. Their father was Frank Fairbairn Crawford, who played first-class cricket in England and South Africa before being killed in the Second Boer War.[1][2] An uncle, Rev. John Charles Crawford, and his three sons (Ivo and Loris's cousins), Jack, Reginald, and Vivian, all also played first-class cricket, with Jack playing for England.[3]


  1. ^ Loris Muriel Natalie Crawford Callingham – FindAGrave. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. ^ Ivo Fairbairn-Crawford Archived 21 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine. – SR/Olympic Sports. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. ^ Frank Crawford – CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
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  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Athletics 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 29 July 2006. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 29 July 2006. 

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