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Ken Box

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKenneth James "Ken"•Box
Used nameKen•Box
Born1 December 1930 in West Derby, Liverpool, Merseyside, England (GBR)
AffiliationsLiverpool Harriers, Liverpool (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain


Ken Box finished fourth in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4x110 yards relay (with Alan Lillington, Brian Shenton, and the non-Olympian George Ellis). In the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 100 yards Box was eliminated in the heats. In the British Empire and Commonwealth Games he competed for England.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.6 (1956).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics 100 metres, Men Olympic 6 h3 r2/4 Representing Great Britain    
  4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic Great Britain 5
  Long Jump, Men Olympic DNS

Special Notes

Research notes

Later moved to Australia. A Kenneth James Box died in July 1982 in Gympie, Queensland: This is not, however, the Olympian, as this man was born in 1906.

Still alive in July 2020, according to one of his children.

Created: Paul Tchir at January 06, 2020 23:45, Last edited: Paul Tchir at July 25, 2020 21:16