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Leslie Housden

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLeslie George•Housden
Used nameLeslie•Housden
Born30 October 1894 in Bromley, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died19 December 1963 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSouth London Harriers, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Leslie Housden finished 31st in the 1920 Olympic marathon, more than 40 minutes behind the winner. The younger brother of international hurdler, Fred, he qualified as a doctor at Guy’s Hospital and specialized in child welfare work. He was medical advisor to the Save the Children Fund and was awarded the OBE.

Personal Best: Mar – unknown.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Leslie Housden
Marathon, Men (Olympic) 31