James Lintott

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James Frederick Lintott (born 29 March 1886 in Wallington, died 21 April 1963 in Croydon) was a British athlete. He competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.


Lintott placed second in his semifinal heat of the 800 metres, not advancing to the final. He stayed close to winner Mel Sheppard, finishing at 1:58.8 to Sheppard's 1:58.0 before the American runner went on to break the world record in winning the gold medal in the final.


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