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Jack George

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Phelps "Jack"•George
Used nameJack•George
Born26 April 1882 in Croydon, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died26 November 1962 in Purley, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSouth London Harriers, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


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