Thomas Hammond (athlete)
In September 1908 he set a number of British records including the 24-hour when he covered 131 miles, 580 yards; his record stood at the time of his death in 1945. His time at 100 miles was 18-04:10.2. In 1908 he was eliminated in the first round of the 10 mile walk event. Hammond set a number of records including London-to-Oxford (1907), London-to-Brighton and back (1907), London-to-Brighton (1908), and Norwich-to-Ipswich (1914). However, in 1908 he was eliminated in the first round of the 10 mile walk event.
Hammond was a founder member of the Brotherhood of Centurions (Centurion no.10) and is remembered primarily for his prowess as a long distance race walker. In 1938 he was made President of Old Bedford Modernians' Club. He died in Haywards Heath, West Sussex on 18 December 1948.