The Fourth Olympiad London 1908 - page 13

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FINAL.
R.
Kerr, Canada
R.
Cloughen, United States
N.
J.
Cartmell, United States
G. A. Hawkins, United Kingdom ..
Time,
22~
sec.
2
3
4
Kerr led at the start, but as soon as they reached the straight the
Americans closed up to him. Though palpably tiring, he only yielded by
inches, and just got home by nine inches, with Cartmell only a foot behind
Cloughen.
R.
Kerr, aged
26,
wa born in Enniskillen, in Ireland, and went to
anada when three years old. He was
5
ft.
7!
in. high, and weighed
10_::.t. 10
lb. He won the
100
Yards and
200
Yards
A.~
.A.
hampionships
of
190&
in London, and seemed slightly overtrained in the Olympic Games.
Diplomas of Merit for the Two Hundred Metres were awarded to
W F. Hamilton, .S.A., and . A. Hawkins, of the United Kingdom.
No one touched the Olympic record of
21
g
seconds set for this race by
A. Hahn, of Milwaukee A.C., at
t.
Louis in
1904.
The world's record
(amateur) for
220
yards (or 15 yards over the
200
metres) is
21.;
seconds
by
B.
J.
Wefers, U ..A., on
fay
30,
1896.
III.- FOUR HUNDRED METRES FLAT (437·4 yards).
FIRST ROUND.
Heat
1.-E. H. Montague, United Kingdom, 1 ; P. H. Pilgrim, United
States, 2. Only two started. Won by 12 yards. Tjme, 50~ sec.
Heat
2.-Void ; no starters.
Heat
3.-E. H. Ryle, Uruted Kingdom, ran over.
Heat
4.-
J.
B. Taylor, United States,
I ;
R.
Penna, Italy, 2; S. Laaftman,
Sweden, 3. Won by a dozen yards. Time,
soi
sec.
Heat
5.-G. Nicol, United Kingdom,
I ;
0.
Guttormsen, Norway,
2.
\Von
by
12
yards. Time, 50! sec.
Heat
6.-G. W. Malfait, France, 1; D. Buddo, Canada, 2. Vvon by 8 yards.
Time, 50 sec.
Heat
7.-W. C. Robbins, United States,
1 ;
J.
Nagy, Hungary, 2; N. G.
Chavasse, United Kingdom, 3; V. Henny, Holland, 4. Won easily. Time,
50~ sec.
Heat
8.-W. . Prout, United States,
1 ;
C.
1\1.
Chavasse, United Kingdom,
2.
A beautiful race. \Von by
2
yards. Time, 50~ sec.
Heat
9.-H. P. Ramey, Unitecl States,
I ;
A. Astley, Uruted Kingdom,
2.
Won by
1
!
yards. Time, 5
I
sec.
Heat
10.-L. Sebert, Canada,
1 ;
l\I.
artasegna, Italy, 2; . Jacquemin,
Belgium, retired. Won by 20 yards. Time, 50! sec.
Heat
I
1.-
J.
C. Atlee, United States,
I ;
A. Patterson, United Kingdom,
2 ;
G. Tarella, Italy, 3. Won by a yard. Time, 50} sec.
Heat
12.-C. C. Davies, United Kingdom, 1 ; C.
J.
den Held, Holland,
::?.
Won by 4 yards. Time, 50} sec.
Heat
13.-N. A. Merriam, United States,
I ;
R. .
Robb, United l"ingdom,
::?.
Won by
2
yards. Time, 52! sec.
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