|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||John "Jack"•Butler|
|Died||3 October 1959|
|Affiliations||Herne Hill Harriers, Mitcham (GBR)|
After placing second in the AAA 4 mile walk for three successive years (1898-1900) Jack Butler was the winner of the 7-mile walk in 1901 and 1903. He was at his best over longer distances than those in the Olympic Program, and was the winner the London-Brighton-London walk in 1902 and the London-Brighton walk in 1903 and 1906. In one race in October 1897, he broke the British record for every distance from 14 to 21 miles (20 miles in 2-49:26) and in June 1905, again in one race, he added the records up to 50 miles (7-52:27) also set records for all the hour intervals from four to eight hours.
Personal Bests: 7 mile walk – 52:58.0 (1902); 10 mile walk – 1-17:30.0 (1905).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1908 Summer Olympics||Athletics||GBR||Jack Butler|
|3,500 metres Walk, Men (Olympic)||5 h3 r1/2|
|10 miles Walk, Men (Olympic)||AC h2 r1/2|