Ivo Fairbairn-Crawford

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIvo Frank•Fairbairn-Crawford
Used nameIvo•Fairbairn-Crawford
Born20 December 1884 in Longford (IRL)
Died24 August 1959 in Hambledon, Surrey, England (GBR)
Measurements176 cm
AffiliationsDublin University Athletic Club, Dublin (IRL)
NOC Great Britain
Nationality Ireland


Ivo Fairbairn-Crawford placed in the AAA 880y for three successive years: 1907 (1st), 1908 (2nd), and 1909 (3rd). While a student at Dublin University he won Irish Championships at 440 y (1907), 880 y (1907, 1909), and the mile (1908-09) and he represented Ireland internationally. He was also a first-class skier. He was one of the pioneers of aviation and his working life was spent in the aircraft industry. His father, who was killed in the Boer War, captained Kent at cricket.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:57.2 (1907); 1500 – 4:07.6 (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR IRL Ivo Fairbairn-Crawford
800 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 5