|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||William "Billy"•Cottrill|
|Born||14 October 1888 in Woodhouse, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England (GBR)|
|Died||26 October 1972 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England (GBR)|
|Measurements||167 cm / 59 kg|
|Affiliations||Hallamshire Harriers, Sheffield (GBR)|
Following his fifth place in the AAA mile in 1908 and 1911, Joe Cottrill improved to finish third in 1912. After winning the 1500 m at the 1912 British Olympic Trials he was eliminated in the heats in Stockholm, but set a new UK record for 3K when he led Britain to the bronze medals in the team race. He was the Northern mile champion in 1913. His niece Ivy Cottrill married 1928 Olympian Norman Biddulph shortly after the Amsterdam Games.
Personal Bests: 1500 – 4:08.8 (1912); Mile – 4:22.2e (1912); 3000 – 8:46.8 (1912).
|Games||Discipline (Sport)||Event||Status||Team||Pos||Representing||2nd NOC||As|
|1912 Summer Olympics||Athletics||1,500 metres, Men||Olympic||3 h7 r1/2||GBR||William Cottrill|
|5,000 metres, Men||Olympic||DNS|
|3,000 metres, Team, Men||Olympic||Great Britain||3||Bronze|
|Cross-Country, Individual, Men||Olympic||AC|
|Cross-Country, Team, Men||Olympic||Great Britain||3||Bronze|