Arthur Astley

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArthur•Astley
Used nameArthur•Astley
Born11 March 1881 in Southport, Merseyside, England (GBR)
DiedSeptember 1915 in Southport, Merseyside, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSalford Harriers, Salford (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Art Astley was a three-time winner of the Northern 440y (1909-10, 12) and 880y (1906-07, 10) titles. He was a finalist in the AAA 880y six times (1906-10, 13) and on his first appearance in an AAA final in 1906, he won the title for the only time. At the 1908 Olympics he finished second in his heats of both the 400m and 800m, and failed to advance. It was previously believed that he had been killed in action but research has revealed that he died of cancer in an English hospital.

Personal Bests: 400 – 51.4e (1908); 880y – 1:57.8 (1906).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Arthur Astley
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h9 r1/3
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h5 r1/2