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Ernest Larner

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErnest Edward•Larner
Used nameErnest•Larner
Born25 June 1880 in Hammersmith, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died21 June 1963 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsHighgate Harriers, Highgate (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain


The younger brother of two-time Olympic gold medalist, George Larner, Ernest Larner placed fourth in the AAA 7 miles walk in 1908, in a race that saw his brother disqualified. Ernest was selected for both the Olympic walking events that year and reached the final of the 10 miles but finished fifth in a race won by his brother George. The son of a London plasterer, Ernst Larner became a librarian at Shepherd’s Bush library. He saw service with the Royal Army Medical Corps in World War I.

Personal Bests: 7 mile Walk – 54:30.2 (1908); 10 miles Walk – 1-21:25.4 (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics 3,500 metres Walk, Men Olympic 4 h3 r1/2 Representing Great Britain    
  10 mile Walk, Men Olympic 5

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