Norman Hallows

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Norman Hallows
Norman Hallows 1908.jpg
Norman Hallows at the 1908 Olympics
Personal information
Born 29 December 1886
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Died 16 October 1968 (aged 81)
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Alma mater University of Oxford
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 1500-5,000 m
Club University of Oxford
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 m – 4:03.4 (1908)
5000 m – 15:32.0 (1908)[1][2]

Norman Frederic Hallows (29 December 1886 – 16 October 1968) was an English middle-distance runner. Educated at Felsted School, he won the bronze medal and set an Olympic record in the 1500 metres race at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. His time in the first round was 4:03.4, beating the Olympic record set by American Mel Sheppard only minutes earlier by 1.6 seconds. In the final, Sheppard matched Hallows' first round time while Hallows finished in third place at 4:04.0.[1]

Hallows studied at Felsted School, Keble College in Oxford, Leeds University, and St Thomas' Hospital in London. He took part in the Balkan Wars of 1912–13 as a Red Cross staff and later in World War I, as a Captain of the Royal Army Medical Corps in France. In 1919 he was appointed as the resident Medical Officer at Marlborough College. Using the penname "Duplex" he co-wrote several books on engineering.[1]


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Further reading[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Athletics 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 30 July 2006. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 30 July 2006.