Tom Miles (athlete)

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Thomas John Lesley "Tom" "TJ" Miles (17 November 1905 – 9 October 1961) was an Australian professional athlete/sprinter who won the 1927 Stawell Gift sprint race and 1928 World Champion by defeating then reigning champion, Tim Banner.

Early life[edit]

Miles was born in Bundaberg, the son of James Miles (1878-1940) and Grace Merrifield Nicholson (1885-1943). He attended Bundaberg South State School from 1911.

Later life[edit]

Miles died after being struck by a car in Brisbane in 1961.

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