|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||John Phelps "Jack"•George|
|Born||26 April 1882 in Croydon, Greater London, England (GBR)|
|Died||26 November 1962 in Purley, Greater London, England (GBR)|
|Affiliations||South London Harriers, London (GBR)|
After reaching the final of the AAA 440 y in 1905, when he finished fourth behind winner Wyndham Halswelle, and the 220 y in 1906, Jack George won the 220 y title in 1907 and some authorities ranked him the top furlong runner in the world that year. He ran in the 400 metres for South London Harriers in the 1907 Anglo-French meeting against Racing Club de France at Paris Unfortunately, he failed to retain his AAA title in 1908, when placed third in the 220 y in a race won by Bobby Kerr of Canada who just two weeks later would go on and win the Olympic 200 metres title.
Personal Bests: 100 – 11.6 (1908); 200 – 22.5 (1907); 440y – 50.4e (1906); 880y – 1:57.8 (1906).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1908 Summer Olympics||Athletics||GBR||Jack George|
|100 metres, Men (Olympic)||4 h4 r2/3|
|200 metres, Men (Olympic)||3 h3 r2/3|