Geoffrey Burton

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeoffrey•Burton
Used nameGeoffrey•Burton
Born23 July 1885 in Barnston, Merseyside, England (GBR)
Died16 June 1981 in Haxby, York, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBroughton Harriers & Athletic Club, Broughton (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Geoffrey Burton was an athlete of little note, unlike his more successful older brother Leslie. However, both were selected for the 400 meters hurdles in 1908 with Leslie making the final. Geoffrey was a self-employed commission agent, and served with the Mechanical Transport Division of the Army Service Corps during World War I but was discharged in July 1919 as being no longer fit for service.

Personal Best: 400H – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Geoffrey Burton
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) AC h4 r2/3

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